Can County Corral Authorities?

Under a proposed resolution (5836-10) before County Council, several of the County’s larger special purpose authorities would be studied by an independent panel that could then recommend remedial options including dramatic steps such as privatizing the authorities or bringing their functions “in house” into the unified organizational chart.  Considering the services provided by authorities-everything from running buses to providing low income housing and owning airports and stadiums-the financial, governance and operational impacts of such changes would be quite large.


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