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).