From the media advisory:
BACKGROUND From the beginning of his administration, Mayor Gray outlined his four major priorities: 1) fiscal stability, 2) quality education, 3) jobs and economic development and 4) safe communities. Over the past several months during the budget process, the Mayor worked to produce a structurally balanced budget for the first time in four years, and to eliminate a $322 million deficit.
In his continuing effort to build a strong financial platform to restore fiscal stability and public trust, Mayor Gray will engage the government in a bottom-up performance review to identify, organize, and monitor a range of potential savings, efficiencies, and improved citizen services across the District. Simply put, he will manage the government by concentrating, District-wide, on delivering efficient operations and enhanced service delivery within budget.