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.

Summers' articles have been published by the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Baltimore Sun, and numerous others.

Summers earned an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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

Titch's work primarily focused on telecommunications, the Internet and new media. He is a former managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News (IT&T News) published by the Heartland Institute. His columns have appeared in Investor's Business Daily, Total Telecom, and America's Network, among others.

Prior to joining Reason in 2004, Titch covered the telecommunications industry as a journalist for more than two decades. Titch was director of editorial projects for Data Communications magazine where he directed content development for supplemental publications and special projects. He has also held the positions of editorial director of Telephony, editor of Global Telephony magazine, Midwest bureau chief of CommunicationsWeek, and associate editor-communications at Electronic News.

Outside of the telecom industry, Titch conducted rich media and content development for publishers and corporate marketing groups. He has also developed and launched his own web-based media, including SecuritySquared.com, an on-line resource for the security industry.

Titch graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and English.