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The New "Managing Change" Study: In Conversation with City of Tulsa Auditor Preston Doerflinger

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – Last week, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced the recommendations of a recent non-partisan study that presents detailed suggestions as to how the operation of our city's government might be made more efficient. "Managing Change: Opportunities for Municipal Efficiency and Effectiveness" was developed for the City of Tulsa by KPMG, an independent, third-party firm of efficiency experts. It was funded by Tulsa Community Foundation at no cost to the city or to taxpayers. On our show today, we speak City Auditor Preston Doerflinger, who will lead the city's efforts to implement the study's recommendations. As per the city's official website: "In addition to gathering input from 457 employees, KPMG used a systematic approach [in its 'Managing Change' study] based on leading practices in government and commercial sectors to review 1,512 city services provided by 20 city departments." You can learn more about this new study at [http://cityoftulsa.org/our-city/managing-change.aspx].