Local governments all over the country have realized tremendous savings from privatization. The Local Government Center (LGC), a division of the Reason Foundation located in Santa Monica, California, maintains a national privatization database, recording privatization activity throughout the country. In 1987 the LGC and the Law and Economics Center of the University of Miami, together produced a study entitled, The Role of Privatization in Florida's Growth. Based on a 48-page bibliography of studies, books and articles regarding all different types of privatization, the two groups generated a table of public services and the expected savings realized through privatization of those services. The following is a portion of that table: [7]

PUBLIC SERVICE

EXPECTED SAVINGS RANGE (percent)

Solid Waste Collection

22-30

Solid Waste Disposal

22-30

Street Repair

25-50

Street/Parking Lot Cleaning

15-39

Tree Trimming/Planting

16-35

Parking Lot/Garage Operation

14-31

Recycling Solid Waste

8-30

Wastewater Treatment

8-30

Water Utility

10-25