By Rafael Martínez Alequin
A software "solution" begun by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, originally projected to cost taxpayers $68 million, has balloned in cost over the last 15 years to over $780 million, with Mayor Bloomberg asking for an additional $110 million for a contract renewal at the end of this month, with additional requests still to come. Under "Citi Time," which only covers a fraction of city employees, 230 consultants working for the military contractor SAIC are each making $400,000 per year form New York City taxpayers. City computer workers have the ability to program and run Citi Time, but they have been ignored, with high-priced consultants being hired instead.
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