CHICAGO (WBBM) — Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he wants to look at some of Chicago’s budget problems from a different perspective.
As WBBM Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Emanuel says he expects his financial team to examine the efficiency of city government from the view of what he calls “time in line.” In other words, if it takes a certain amount of time to get some kind of city license, what can officials do to cut down on that waiting time?
LISTEN: Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports
“You can look at from dollars – that’s one perspective – and another perspective, which is the perspective of the taxpayer and the city resident, which is how much time do I spend, a) in line, or b) online,” Emanuel said. “So can we cut this down so it is more user-friendly?”
Emanuel hopes to see suggestions put together by a panel of his advisors, including Deputy Mayor Mark Angelson, Budget Director Alexandra Holt, and Chief Financial Officer Lois Scott.