Monterey, CA voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure W, on Tuesday, which would have studied a public takeover of California American Water’s private water system. Our “friends” at Public Citizen had been fighting for this for several years. This makes them 0 for 2 in California cities for what I can tell after Stockton privatized despite their efforts in 2001.
Geoffrey Segal is the director of privatization and government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He is also editor of Reason's Privatization Watch.