The so-called government efficiency program CitiStat started by former Mayor Bill Finch is history, a cost-cutting measure by Mayor Joe Ganim. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart:
The office answered to the Chief Administrative Officer, one of the mayor’s second-in-commands, who, ironically, is now John Gomes, the man who initially ran CitiStat for Finch before being fired.
Gomes went on to run for mayor in 2011, then this year became one of Ganim’s campaign advisers. Gomes was among the Ganim’s first political appointees upon being sworn in Dec. 1.
Av Harris, Ganim’s spokesman, said Friday evening that CitiStat was being shuttered to accomplish the goals it was set up to for–“streamlining city government and making things run more efficiently.”
“The work that was done by the CitiStat department will now be distributed to other departments to be completed,” Harris said. “The mayor believes that this will be a way to accomplish the same thing that CitiStat accomplished but in the more efficient and cost-effective way.”
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