Tulsa World: Mayoral Hopeful Puts Finance First

He said his administration would immediately examine “our municipal protocols, contracts, positions, and procedures so they can make recommendations to me for improving efficiency and eliminating waste.”

“The financial health of the city is my first priority,” he said.  “I believe it is the fundamental responsibility of government to respect every taxpayer dollar by maximizing efficiency in every government function.”

Perkins said the city needs to support “intelligent economic development initiatives” designed to increase revenues.

Tulsa World, 10/24/09

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