Politics & Government

Baltimore official to brief council on money-saving system

The deputy mayor of Baltimore will visit Columbus next week to tout an audit system said to have saved that city $350 million over seven years, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson announced today.

Baltimore Deputy Mayor Chris Thomaskutty is scheduled to meet with Columbus Councilors at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Council chambers to tell them about and efficiency assessment and audit system known as “CitiStat,”

“We are excited to have Mr. Thomaskutty with us,” Tomlinson said in a release. “We are always looking for ways to improve our systems, and we are not too proud to adopt successful ideas from others.”

According to a release from Tomlinson’s office, CitiStat is a performance-based management process that continually assesses the quality of municipal services, policies, procedures and performance data.

Baltimore’s 2011 city budget is $2.9 billion.

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