Below are the top 12 Opportunities. These account for the majority ($1.0m – 2.0m) of the total cost potential identified. The opportunities 3, 9 and 12 maybe of particular interest.
Opportunity 1 – Better match the quantity of salt purchased with City demand
Opportunity 2 -Match fire dispatching service fees to the cost of providing the service
Opportunity 3 – Assess the use of City properties
Opportunity 4 – Implement energy saving projects
Opportunity 5 -Implement monitoring and analysis on water consumption
Opportunity 6 -Identify and consolidate/remove redundant hardware and software
Opportunity 7 -Reduce document printing
Opportunity 8 – Implement a corporate policy for cell and desk phones
Opportunity 9 -Move discretionary advertising/notices posted in newspapers to digital channels (coming forward to Nov 26 Budget COW)
Opportunity 10 -Move the City on to the Region of York data communications contract
Opportunity 11 -Better match cost recovery for complex planning applications to the cost of providing the service
Opportunity 12 -Perform an analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of events and projects
Below is the link to the report which is coming forward at the Nov 26th Budget COW. Full descriptions of the 12 opportunities above along with their potential impacts begin on page 19.