Janis McMillen, Kansas
Dear League Leader:
We have received questions about the Privatization Study and are sending the following information to let you know the timeline and scope of the study so that you can include the study in your upcoming calendars. In late summer, there will be a Privatization Study List for all interested League members and study materials will begin to be posted. In the interim, please feel free to contact Committee Chair Janis McMillen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Scope of the Privatization Study:
The purpose of this study is to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector. It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.
|August -October 2011
Information provided to Local and State Leagues
November 2011-May 2012:
Leagues are encouraged to participate in the study on Privatization of Government services, assets and functions, and the impact on local communities by scheduling meetings to educate members and communities about the issue and come to consensus.
The committee will provide a history and background of privatization, a glossary of terms, legal issues to be considered when privatizing at different levels of government, current state regulations on privatizing and case studies on successful and unsuccessful privatizing efforts. Finally, the committee will provide suggested policies and parameters to be considered when privatizing.
- Government Privatization: History, Examples, and Issues
- Paul Starr, "The Meaning of Privatization," Yale Law and Policy Review 6 (1988): 6-41.
- Privatization: A Seattle League Study