Mayor Announces Pilot Program to Increase Efficiencies
July 24, 2012
Albuquerque- The City is excited to announce that it will be publishing a bid for contract maintenance of median landscapes on July 25.
Currently the City maintains about 542 acres of medians; of those, the pilot program will include about 16 acres. The program is expected to:
· help the City compare the cost of contracting the work out to a private companies verses internally covering the costs of median maintenance
· financially bolster the winning company
"This situation lends itself to this type of comparative analysis and we’re eager to see how the program can improve our efficiencies at the city and save the taxpayer’s money," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "It is my job to constantly be searching for better, smarter ways to do business, this is just one example of that mission."
City began the median improvement program in 2004, since then an inventory of the medians and landscaping efforts started created drastic changes for the slivers of land between roadways. In recent years those additional landscaping needs put pressure on Park Management’s ability to maintain this investment.
If the pilot program is found to be effective at cutting costs and raising efficiencies it could be expanded to additional medians throughout the city.