A Georgia Town Takes the People’s Business Private

Posted by $ WilliamShipley 4 years, 7 months ago to Government
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"IF your image of a city hall involves a venerable building, some Roman pillars and lots of public employees, the version offered by this Atlanta suburb of 94,000 residents is a bit of a shocker.

The entire operation is housed in a generic, one-story industrial park, along with a restaurant and a gym. And though the place has a large staff, none are on the public payroll. O.K., seven are, including the city manager. But unless you chance into one of them, the people you meet here work for private companies through a variety of contracts."

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SOURCE URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/business/a-georgia-town-takes-the-peoples-business-private.html?_r=1

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  • Posted by Zenphamy 4 years, 7 months ago
    Outstanding article and approach to gov't services.
    I particularly enjoyed the carping from others outside the city, complaining because they'd had to give up some money to take care of the 'poor'.
    Can one imagine the benefits throughout the country of such a change.

    Txs for posting.
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