Privatization, already at work in Ann Arbor, patiently waits on the City's call to deliver higher quality services at reduced costs. Ann Arbor stands to save millions of dollars per year through privatizing just three services which have placed a stranglehold on the city's future budget outlays.
Advocates of privatization do not contend that governments can not perform; they just do not have the incentive to perform well. That incentive is the blood of the private sector. Privatization is not about placing dutiful, taxpaying citizens at the mercy of profit-mongering businesses. Privatization seeks to inject the services governments provide with the performance-incentive, bringing citizens the services they pay for at the price they deserve.