Do you agree with the criticism that City government is top heavy with management? Please explain your position.

Budget
Gerald Scott McCarthy IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

I have heard that criticism, but I would have to evaluate this after one year in office.

Marcellus H. Moore, Jr. IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

The information I was able to find during the research I did for this question appears to slightly dated (2011), but if the 1.6:1 staff: manager ratio remains accurate…of even anything close…then I would absolutely agree. I would support an assessment of the current structure of “front line” workers vs. supervisors with the potential to propose changes that result in greater efficient and budget savings in the city’s budget.

I think that we need a full audit to determine the government we need instead of political posturing.