Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Privatized City

Today, the NPR program "Here & Now" had a feature that may be of interest to some Propertyprofs.  The show highlighted the fortunes of Sandy Springs, GA.  Sandy Springs is unique because it has privatized almost all of the typical functions of government.  As the New York Times recently reported, there's no public garbage collection.  If Sandy Spring residents want a business license, they must contact a company in England. To build a new deck on their homes, they must contact a company in Massachusetts.  The information on Sandy Springs begins around the 8:30 mark of the following sound clip.

Steve Clowney


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