A new attitude of efficiency must become a permanent part of the culture of City Hall. I reject the idea that the private sector invariably does it better than government just as I reject the notion that public sector employees will not cooperate or that they are simply unable to work as hard. We can do an awful lot better. If you are a city worker and your elected boss acts more like Michael Scott than Michael Dell then……………
THE FISCAL PROBLEM
” The best way to do something is the most efficient way,”says Tomas. “In our small business and at our home, we have always stuck to a budget and kept the books balanced. This is not just a tea party issue. I treat tax payers’ money as if it were my own.”
“My grandfather used to say you could throw money at something all day long and it wouldn’t fix it. We have literally been throwing money at the City of Los Angeles for years now, and its execution of its mission is actually getting worse.”
“I, as a volunteer and organizer have completed many greening, beautification and educational projects for a fraction of what the city has spent on similar ones. Streamlining government processes will allow us to cut costs and add to front line services. I do this all the time.”Tomas O’ Grady
There is actually nothing wrong with big government. There is everything wrong with bad government. This city should be compassionate. We ought to help the less fortunate. We ought to have free libraries. However, Tomas O’ Grady simply insists that we deliver those services as efficiently as the private sector. It’s possible. Anything’s possible if we work together and leave our egos at the door.