NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants City Hall staffers to be mindful of their minutes.

Count-up clocks have been installed in meeting rooms at City Hall to help people keep track of how much time is passing. The hope is that meetings will become more efficient.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that two of the clocks are in the office where Bloomberg works with his top staffers. Another one is in a conference room and a fourth is in the room where Bloomberg holds morning staff meetings. Another eight are expected to be installed.

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Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser tells the Journal the clocks were paid for with private money.

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