As part of the city's core services review process, Prince George has come up with nearly 200 suggestions to save the municipality money or make it more efficient.
On Friday, the city will release the list of suggestions sorted and compiled by consulting firm KPMG after input from the public, city staff and the city's committee on a core services review.
The list prioritizes the suggestions as things that are high priority, are already in the works, things that require more study, those that could be implemented in the future and things that should not be pursued.
Among the ideas KPMG has considered high priorities are making adjustments to staffing at fire halls, finding a third-party operator for the Four Seasons Pool and Civic Centre and selling or developing the Pine Valley Golf Centre land.
The consultants have dismissed recommendations that the city does not have the legal authority to change, such as linking unpaid bylaw fines to local bills, increasing corporate taxes and contracting out the negotiation of collective agreements.
KPMG also recommends not following through on suggestions to reduce the downtown revitalization program (since it's funded largely by grants), making Initiatives Prince George a function of the city administration (most cities are going with having independent economic development agencies) and freezing corporate salaries (not possible in an unionized environment).
Ideas which could use further study or work include eliminating the plowing of snow windrows across driveways, producing or providing aggregate or asphalt to generate more competition for paving contracts, reforming IPG governance to increase its accountability to the city and selling city-owned commercial land downtown.