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The rollout of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013 continues today with the release of the Local Government Privatization section, which which provides an overview of the latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in local government.
Subsection of Annual Privatization Report 2013: Local Government PrivatizationMay 6, 2013
This subsection of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013: Local Government Privatization reviews solid waste collection privatization and public-private partnerships.
The public works director in Norwalk, Connecticut is making a case for privatization of waste collection, estimating savings of over $1.2 million in the first two years.
On the front page of today’s Daily Camera is a story about how the Boulder, Colorado City Council is weighing banning or taxing plastic and paper bags. Moves like this appeal to policymakers during economic downturns because it’s easier to kick the can down the road than make difficult budget decisions.
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban polystyrene containers used by food vendors to serve takeout meals by 2016. The bill, Senate Bill 568, is cruising through the legislature and appears likely to become law this fall. According to the The Sacramento Bee, more than 50 cities and counties in the Golden State already have similar laws in place, but if SB 568 passes it would be the first statewide ban of polystyrene in the U.S.
Local Government Privatization Chapter of Annual Privatization Report 2010February 23, 2011
- Privatization of municipal parking assets,
- Georgia's evolving contract cities,
- Zoo privatization in Dallas and Tulsa,
- Privatization of public libraries in California,
- Market-based land development in Houston,
- Updates on privatization in public safety, solid waste/recycling and animal shelter operation,
- Privatization updates from Chicago, San Diego and Milwaukee County and more.
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