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Brown Gets CitiStat Rolling
Copyright 2006 The Buffalo News
Buffalo News (New York)
There is no telling yet how useful a computer monitoring program will prove to be in Buffalo, but two things are certain: Its implementation means Mayor Byron W. Brown kept his promise, and it has the potential to significantly improve the delivery of city services and perhaps even lower their costs. Who could complain?
Brown campaigned for office as a career public servant so steeped in the ways of accountability and efficiency that he could make
By all accounts, the program has greatly benefited
Then again, the
Some observers believe new efficiencies will be the most likely benefit of the program, but perhaps not significant savings. We certainly hope money can be saved, but even a more smoothly running city would have its benefits. Anything the makes the city a better place to live and work will redound to its benefit.
CitiStat is a work in progress -- and barely that, at this point. But in a city that has made a religion of getting in its own way, it is well worth putting to the test. And it's good to see the mayor making good on one of his signature initiatives.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios