THE CITY THAT OUTSOURCED EVERYTHING

Here’s a video (hat tip: Mark Perry) about innovative local government in the United States. Sandy Springs, Georgia, a town of around 100,000 (so comparable to Hamilton, Tauranga or Dunedin) has outsourced all of its functions except for fire and police.  Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure, has no long-term liabilities and has kept taxes flat. Why wouldn’t councils in New Zealand want to consider this option?

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One thought on “THE CITY THAT OUTSOURCED EVERYTHING

  1. Sanday Springs is a wealthy city. The demographics base is well above the national average and so the affects from out sourcing re employment would be low. The income per capita in Sandy Springs is 165.1% greater than the Georgia average and 150.6% greater than the national average. The median household income in Sandy Springs is 74.1% greater than the Georgia average and 61.6% greater than the national average. The median household income in Sandy Springs for owner occupied housing is 117% greater than the median household income for renter occupied housing in Sandy Springs.

    The poverty level in Sandy Springs is 65.1% less than the Georgia average and 47.3% less than the national average. The median earnings for males in Sandy Springs is 38.7% greater than the median earnings for females in Sandy Springs.

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