Fire, all volunteer force is actually a good idea.
Police, largely a revenue gathering entity(traffic fines)- we could easily cut 1/3rd if they were more efficient (businesses would - and have). Get rid of those that can't pass a physical fitness test, eliminate desk jockeys.
Storm water - two words: stop developing. Less concrete, more green space and wetlands.
Trash, privatize and lower costs.
Parks, my favorite is the state park - less is more. The green space is what you go to the park for anyway. Less parks, but bigger parks are what we need.
Streets, go back to cobblestone. It's greener, quainter, lasts forever (they're still digging up Roman roads from 3000BC) and you can't speed on it (less police!)
We recently endured "every department must cut budget 30%" The city should enact the same. Amazing what cuts you find when you involve individual departments...
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