I'm glad MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakehas provided funding for additional auditor positions ("Rawlings-Blake calls for regular city audits," June 13). The new auditors' first assignment should be to determine why Baltimore needs 55 city agencies. After that, they should be tasked with identifying ways to consolidate some of these agencies. The Department of Audits currently conducts independent audits of each agency; however, in doing so, they are unlikely to detect overlaps among agencies. Duplicated efforts waste tax dollars. Taxpayers should demand the city clean up its house to make it more efficient and cost-effective.
Terry Callanan, Baltimore