In June 2010, delegates to the LWVUS convention approved a study of privatization. LWV Oakland will hold its consensus meeting on this study on Saturday, March 24, from 9:30 am to noon, at the Cesar Chavez Library, 3301 E.12th Street, adjacent to the Fruitvale BART station.
The purpose of this study is to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector. It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.
Resources and suggested reading for local League members:
Reports written by members of the LWVUS study committee:
Surveying State Laws Addressing Privatization - Summary