City Outsources More Than $475 Million in Projects, Programs; Plans for More

March 21, 2012

City Hall Obelisk with StarburstCity Council members received an update on the city's outsourcing efforts at today's Finance, Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability Subcommittee meeting.

"Two years ago, the city manager created the Innovation and Efficiency Task Force, with business leaders from the private sector and city staff who were charged with finding opportunities for rightsourcing, innovations and efficiencies," said Councilman Bill Gates, chairman of the City Council Finance, Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability Subcommittee.

"I am pleased with their progress, but there is much more work to do.  I appreciate that the group has now identified additional opportunities for outsourcing, and look forward to developing strategies on how to implement these efforts in the future."

In 2011-12, the city has outsourced $476.5 million of projects and programs, goods and services, a 38.6 percent increase in the outsourcing efforts from just five years ago.

"Working with the Mayor and City Council, we will continue to propose new rightsourcing ideas and strategies to implement where appropriate," said City Manager David Cavazos.

"Our residents expect us to continue to find innovative and efficient ways to provide the best services possible for the community, and we will continue to meet and exceed their expectations."

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