Among the 120 proposals developed by the task force were:
* More involvement by the mayor in overseeing the cost of the now largely independent, $500 million-a-year education system that includes elementary, secondary schools and the city's university.
* Take away the authority of the school board to dispose of unused buildings and grounds.
* Limit school transit subsidies to needy and handicapped.
* Double tuition at the University of the District of Columbia and abolish or consolidate certain programs.
* Find an alternative to the Mount Vernon Square UDC downtown campus site; sell part of site to establish an endowment for UDC.
* Increase or start user fees for bus transportation, instruction services, use of facilities by groups. Consider fees for individual use of tennis courts and swimming pools.
* Review total role of recreation with emphasis on possible elimination of "social service" functions such as day care and job training.
* Establish deputy mayor for development to oversee now scattered agencies; reorganize economic development apparatus.
* Encourage the use of "loan executives" from private sector to promote economic development.
* Give preference to developers who hire city residents..
* Require firms receiving contracts over $100,000 from city to hire 51 percent city residents.
* Raise wage base for unemployment compensation tax by $1,000 to $8,500 -- freeze benefits at $206 maximum per week.
* Sweeping review and curtailment of social services that could save up to $47.5 million annually.
* Form a quasi-public D.C. Mortgage Association and Mortgage Insurance Corp. to promote housing construction and rehabilitation.
* Allow civilians to control custody of prisoners who need transportation.
* Assess a fine for false alarms from private security devices.
* Expand public defender service.
* Allow community service sentences for non-dangerous offenses.
* Accelerate paroles for some offenders.
* Grant the mayor authority to commute sentences.
* Establish a public works organization, possibly under a deputy mayor, to oversee all infrastructure and service functions of the city.
* Cease construction of new government facilities; give priority to maintenance and repair.
* Negotiate with federal Environmental Protection Service to reduce "extreme levels" of sewage treatment standards. Consider lessening air quality standards banning incineration, and handicap access requirements.
* Establish discounts for water and sewer use conservation.
* Expand parking meter hours to cover evenings and weekends.
* Allow service stations to do annual vehicle inspections.
* Require citizens to maintain general cleanliness of public space surrounding their properties.
* Revamp entire water billing process, adjust rates.
* Eliminate automatic "within grade" pay raises for employes. Replace with nonrecurring incentive awards based on performance.
* Cut maximum annual leave allowed from five weeks to four.
* Replace 19 health benefit plans with self-insurance by employes.
* Cap cost-of-living adjustments to pensions.
* Freeze all overtime payments unless approved at highest levels.
FINANCE AND REVENUE:
* Establish a deputy mayor for finance and revenue to oversee now-scattered operations of budget and tax collections.
* Provide stricter penalties for housing code violations.
* Charge fees for all code inspections.