Ithaca City Audit
Ithaca (WENY) -- State auditors recently found more than $700,000 in potential savings in for the City of Ithaca. A report released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office suggests the savings could come from police overtime, vehicle maintenance, garbage disposal and better debt structure.
The audit suggests it would be more cost effective to hire more police officers, instead of paying all the overtime, and do the maintenance on police and fire vehicles rather than paying someone else. It also says the city's current garbage truck routes are inefficient, and workers could be used more effectively.
Mayor Svante Myrick agreed with some of the findings. In a letter to DiNapoli, Myrick said, "We appreciate the recommendations put forth by the Comptroller's Office. We will continue to review each of these areas for further cost saving measures."
Here is the link for the full report: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/audits/cities/2012/ithaca.pdf