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Thursday, May 21, 2009

City to Seek Partnerships With Neighbors?

City leaders are discussing "pooling resources" with neighboring cities Daphne and Spanish Fort to eliminate repetitive bureaucracies-- and lower the costs for public services. Property insurance, employee benefits, getting aid/grants, public transit, sidewalks, trash/garbage collection and disposal, and recycling were all areas where cooperation could reduce the individual costs for each City. Councilman Kingrea suggested possibly combining efforts on a new C and D landfill (construction/debris)--since ours is about full. "Regional recycling is the way to go", according to Council President Quinn (referring to how recycling has become a money loser for cities in the current economic downturn).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

makes sense to me.

Anonymous said...

why not consider merging some utilities or fire and police too. might lower costs and taxes for citizens. there used to be a eastern shore fire dept.