Policy Study

Developments in Local Government Privatization

Annual Privatization Report 2013 examines local government privatization trends

This section of Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report 2013 provides an overview of the latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in local government. Topics include:

A. Mayor Emanuel Establishes Chicago Infrastructure Trust

B. Public-Private Partnerships for Parking Assets

C. Yonkers, New York Pursuing Innovative School Partnership Approach

D. City of Austin Releases Surprising Outsourcing Study

E. Georgia Contract Cities Continue to Evolve

F. Finding New Ways to Provide Parks and Recreation Amenities

G. Water and Wastewater Privatization Update

H. Solid Waste Collection Update

I. Non-Profit Partnerships for Animal Shelters Grow

J. ANALYSIS: Is Managed Competition Dead in San Diego?

K. ANALYSIS: San Diego, San Jose Lead the Way in Local Pension Reform

L. ANALYSIS: Despite Glossy Reports, Muni Broadband is Still a Net Money Loser

M. Local Government Privatization News and Notes

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Adam Summers is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He has written extensively on privatization, government reform, law and economics, and various other political and economic topics.

Steven Titch served as a policy analyst at Reason Foundation from 2004 to 2013.