Re: MUD in San Francisco
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--- In hreg@y..., ChasMauch@a... wrote:
> Historically, most cities did their own power generation, "gas
> water treatment, and trash collection for many years until the
> to privitization, and many still do. No doubt some are inefficient
> corrupt but private operations are not always the answer,
> for ways to provide minimally acceptable services while cutting
> laying off workers.
> The City of Houston does its own vehicle repair - a vast and
> operation - but they tried privitization and decided that was even
> with higher costs and no better service. Same with garbage
> city does some and contracts some out - primarily so they will have
> for evaluating costs of private services - but there does not seem
to be much
> to choose between the two. The idea that private enterprise is
> and government work is always bad seems to be popular but I don't
> agree. The city runs some pretty good wastewater treatment plants.
> In any event, what about the propositions regarding solar? If we
> private enterprise to do it we may have a long wait. True there may
be a form
> of subsidy involved here but it doesn't come close to the billions
> in subsidies that have gone to the nuclear and fossil fuel
> the years - and still do. I say more power to them and will be
> all three propositions on Tuesday.