FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S CREATION OF A CHIEF PERFORMANCE OFFICER
"Creating the position of Chief Performance Officer demonstrates President-elect Obama's real commitment to changing Washington by ensuring lofty campaign ideals are not forgotten when governing begins. A key reform my Administration brought to New York City is an aggressive Mayor's Office of Operations that holds all City agencies accountable for performance.
"Too often in government, there is no accountability. In business and government, I have learned that if you can't measure it, you can't manage it and our success in New York has been rooted in the hard analysis of the data we collect. With today's superb move, President-elect Barack Obama has shown his commitment to bringing a similar same data-driven approach to the federal government."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958