Another Privatization Success
When you think of cities that have outsourced operations to increase efficiencies and save taxpayers money, Sandy Springs, Georgia, usually springs to mind. Add Central, Louisiana, to that list.
“The city of Central, incorporated in 2005, has had privatized city services to a larger extent than any other city in Louisiana and is one of the few municipalities in the nation that has done it successfully, Louisiana Municipal Association Executive Director Tom Ed McHugh said.”
The Chief Administrative Officer, David Barrow finds not just savings but efficiency and holding people accountable as superior benefits to government-as-usual services: “In government, public works employees can be civil service employees and you can’t fire them if they are not doing their job.”