Also in the News: Virtual travel for San Jose employees?
A city councilman in San Jose, Calif., hopes to cut the city's $1.3 million budget deficit by substituting virtual travel for the real thing, the San Jose Mercury News reports
. Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio has proposed amending the city's travel policy to require city employees to explore whether Internet teleconferencing could be substituted for in-person meetings.
"Millions of dollars on travel seems to be high for a city suffering a deficit," said Oliverio, whose proposal will be considered Oct. 1 by an agenda-setting committee chaired by Mayor Chuck Reed. "Using technology will not only save the city money, it will also help our environment."