If the budget short falls trend continues I would protect further cuts to public safety and education. But, another "big hitter" is the Department of Public works (DPW). As a resident of Baltimore City traveling through different city communities I see many of the DPW work crews doing absolutely nothing! One of the roving reporters for a local television station followed a crew for four hours and they did not perform any duties during that time period; work crews gambling on the "clock" & work crews sitting around our different city markets for hours with their trucks engines running. Where are their supervisors? If, I as a city resident can see all of these bad work practices why has nothing been done? Why can't our elected official get out of city hall and........"Manage by walking around." I don't literally mean walking............but take their assigned city cars & city cellular telephones and ride around the city. When you see infractions.......call the Director of DPW! I know my opponent knows about these deficiencies because on many occasions I have seen him holding public forums in one of the city markets during the working hours!!! With DPWs' budget of billions of dollars...............can you imagine how much money can be saved if we make our city employees manage more efficiently! Remember...............IF, YOU WANT THE SAME OLD THING, THEN VOTE THE SAME OLD PEOPLE BACK INTO OFFICE! It's all about changes and new innovations.