Kansas City Considers Private Involvement in Infrastructure Management
As I understand it, at their regular meeting tomorrow, Kansas City’s City Council will be deciding on whether or not to proceed with a resolution authorizing the city manager to conduct a study of potential opportunities to contract with private agencies, companies, etc., to manage city infrastructure assets. Needless to say, I think this is an excellent opportunity for the taxpayers and residents of Kansas City. I think that Mayor Mark Funkhouser and the council deserve a great deal of credit for considering this step.
The Kansas City Star is hosting an op-ed I wrote about the benefits of this approach. If you live or work in Kansas City, I encourage you to check it out. You can also see our version of the op-ed, along with other related writings on the issue.