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ESA Award Recipients: Bill Slauson and Lupe Gallegos with APD

February 22, 2013

Albuquerque- Two employees from the Albuquerque Police Department generated an idea that when turned into a reality is saving the city tens of thousands of dollars. The Efficiency, Stewardship, and Accountability award [ESA] is given out to city departments and employees who have created cost-saving initiatives for the city.

APD’s Bill Slauson and Lupe Gallegos successfully prepared and applied the APD Grant Omnibus Bill, legislation which combined 24 local, state, and federal grant efforts. The reoccurring grants totaled about $3.5 to $4 million that the Police Department expects every year. The goal of the Omnibus Bill was to culminate all the efforts put into writing these grants- expediting the implementation period, increasing the amount of grant funds that can be used, and cutting-down on man hours vested into the process.  

"The fact that these men saw an opportunity to save the City money, and personally saw to completing this project, is a reflection of their honorable character and work standard," said Mayor Richard J. Berry.

This Omnibus Bill was the first of its kind for the city, since its inception the bill has already saved the city more than $80,000. The city hopes to mimic this process throughout other city departments to create even more cost savings citywide.

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