Cost savings or asking for bad press later?

I’ll apologize in advance for not having a link for this article: Last night, the local news broadcast a story about a New York consulting group hired by Sacramento to look for ways to cut cost. I can’t confirm that it was awarded a no-bid contact, but I thought that’s what I heard. Not looking to start rumors. Anyway, what I DID see, however, was that this firm will be paid $190,000 only if it finds AT LEAST $390,000 in savings for the city. So the minimum the city is guaranteed is a savings of $190,000.

Anyone besides me see a way it can find a savings of $190,000 without needing the firm?  I say: lameness!

1 Comment so far

  1. sfchick74 on December 13th, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    Dumb. What they should do is offer an incentive to the people who already work for the city to find ways of cutting costs.

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