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A case for Public Private Competition

Original post made by vanguard, Menlo Park: other, on Apr 28, 2010

There are many services in San Mateo County that could be opened up to competition with the private sector, with end end result being a more nimble and efficient county government.

I have spoken to Mr. Stogner about the prospect of requiring the County agencies to competitively bid for work that is currently assigned to them as a requirement for receiving continued funidng.

Mr. Stogner is one of the few, if not the only candidate for County Supervisor who has heard my plea.

There are many tasks that could be performed far more efficiently by the private sector, financial accounting, facilities maintenance and building security just to name three.

I would urge my fellow voters to inquire of all candidates for County Supervisor what their plans are for imposing the discipline of the marketplace on the County.

We all know that monopolies are slow to evolve and subject to extinction if given the opportunity.

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Posted by Blue Collar Public Worker
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Vangaurd and Mr. Stogner
Interesting perhaps we could outsource all the public jobs including Police, Fire and Teachers to India or the Philippines. Sure we could give the Police a Prius as a patrol car, the Firemen could pull little red wagons with a garden hose in it and the Students could call in for class.
If Mr. Stogner is endorsing this idea he is neieve at the very least. This would go against all the union contracts as it would be bargaining outside the unit in poor faith.
Maybe it would be of benefit to talk with the current employees, I would say in an economy like this you would have your hands full.

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Posted by Haha
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

The unions say a free market compensation system (the backbone of capitalism) would be bad faith. This can only mean that unions know their comp plans are above and beyond what the free market would bear.

No wonder why California is going under.

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Posted by A Public Servant
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Hey Haha Thank Wall Street for screwing things up along with Prop 13
there the ones that sold you down the trail of greed and loss. I think people who live in Atherton should pay more in taxes to subsidize everyone else on the peninsula who is scraping two nickles together just to exist. I don't live in a castle like some. A workers revolt would set you straight me thinks. No services for fat cats. Nuff said

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Posted by Haha
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Good idea. It worked great for the Soviet Union and Red China. Let's bring it to America.

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