Governor Jay Nixon has proposed merging several departments to save money. He suggested combining the state's two education departments, and the Highway Patrol with the Water Patrol.
The idea should be contagious.
Why not merge the offices of the city's revenue collector and license collector? The dispatcher operations for the city's Police, Fire and EMS departments? The Police Department's administrative functions with the City's? The City's crime lab and the County's crime lab? East-West Gateway and Metro? Etc.
Plenty of etc. to choose from.