Cost-Saving and Cost-Containment Strategies for New York State's Local Governments

Source: Thomas P. DiNapoli, Office of the State Comptroller, Division Of Local Government And School Accountability, June 2009

A number of cost-saving strategies are highlighted in the following pages, including:
Energy:
• Computer Power Management
• Energy Audits
• Energy Performance Contracting
• Municipal Vehicles
• Wind and Solar Energy Production
• Wastewater and Sewage Treatment Facilities
• Street Lighting
Healthcare:
• Payments in Lieu of Health Insurance Benefits
• Mail-order prescription drug options
• Medicaid fraud-detection software
• Co-pay rebate program
Jails:
• Cook-Chill Food Preparation
• Telemedicine
• Alternative Incarceration

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