From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg says his new point man for running the city has found at least $500 million worth of waste and inefficiency - from unused office space to uncollected debts.
"Long term, I don't even think this scratches the surface of what we can do," Bloomberg said.
Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith said the city will shrink its office space and vehicle fleets, centralize how it buys parts and manages computers and take other less-than-glamorous - but necessary - steps to save $500 million a year by 2014.
"The quality of customer service can go up at the same time we save taxpayer dollars," said Goldsmith, who said the city is paying for 10,000 desks with no employees at them.
Hizzoner is also targeting consolidation of human resources and information technology to save some additional coin.
"You can't do everything overnight," Bloomberg said. "We have saved a lot, but there's an awful lot more."
Yeah, like this...