Tagged: shared services

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The Sharing Services Ruse

If you want to see another example of the nonsense¬†of ‘shared services’ as always delivering cost-savings and efficiencies, please read this Recorder article on sharing IT services between city and county: The Amsterdam Common Coun-cil’s Shared Services Committee is considering an agreement with Montgomery County’s...

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The Consolidationists

Let me introduce you to the close relatives of the local demolitionists — the consolidationists. Much like demolitionists who view the solution to every problem as a wrecking ball, consolidationists view every solution as a matter of scale– the larger, the better as their ideology...

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Kabuki

And the farce of a parody of a myth of a fantasy performed as kabuki , aka “shared services”, lumbers along:¬† Alderwomen Julie Pierce and Gina DeRossi of the 2nd and 3rd Wards, respectively, are co-chairs of the city’s Shared Services Committee, though they have...

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Tax Hike

Proof positive that demolition costs hard dollars and hence raises taxes: Even before the Brookside Avenue property became the city’s unbudgeted expense, the council has debated how much funding to allocate toward demolition. There was an original $200,000 request in the $1 million total capital...