stop having programs. programs are extremely costly for many reasons, but one of the reasons is because every time someone new comes into the scene, a new director, a new mayor, etc., then everything grinds to a halt to appease this new person with data. same with funders: many city workers spend half their time trying to (again) explain why their program is beneficial. time after time. if we, as seattle, believe that a certain service is important, then lets just offer that service, in house. it will save millions of dollars and city employees can spend their time giving quality services to the city, instead of being data-collecting paper pushers.
Idea No. 7