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June 06, 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Unveil Plan to Right Focus Government for Greater Efficiency and Cost Savings 

Fiscal Stability Initiative Places Emphasis on Essential Services, Elimination of Unnecessary Programs and Potential for New Non-Tax Revenues

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray announces plan for continued fiscal stability and government reform


WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 1:30 pm


WHERE: John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW -- Room G-9
Washington, DC 20004

BACKGROUND From the beginning of his administration, Mayor Gray outlined his four major priorities: 1) fiscal stability, 2) quality education, 3) jobs and economic development and 4) safe communities. Over the past several months during the budget process, the Mayor worked to produce a structurally balanced budget for the first time in four years, and to eliminate a $322 million deficit.

In his continuing effort to build a strong financial platform to restore fiscal stability and public trust, Mayor Gray will engage the government in a bottom-up performance review to identify, organize, and monitor a range of potential savings, efficiencies, and improved citizen services across the District. Simply put, he will manage the government by concentrating, District-wide, on delivering efficient operations and enhanced service delivery within budget.