More on City Administrator Dan Tangherlini‘s budget powwows. Post lunch, the city’s top day-to-day manager had three additional rounds of discussions with agency directors on money—-first with the Office of Property Management (OPM). “We need to find savings everywhere we can,” said Tangherlini to OPM Director Robin-Eve Jasper. “We’re doing to look to you for a lot of help.”
More than an hour later, the brass from the Fire and Emergency Medical Services agency arrived—-Chief Dennis Rubin and two assistants, all of whom are gloriously mustachioed white guys. Dan Tan’s message to Rubin: “What is the core mission and function? What are the things that protect lives? What are the things that we’ve inherited, longstanding practices that we can look at?”
Just before a reporter for Average Day got kicked out of the room, Rubin said, in describing possible savings, “We feel like there’s somewhere between $3 and $5 million in auto accidents.” Now, does figure encompass departmental vehicles? Don’t know—-we got the hook.
Dan Tan is now deep in a skull session with University of the District of Columbia executives, including new President Allen Sessoms.
By Mike DeBonis