Tuesday, February 12, 2013

City Votes Not to Contract Out Public Works Operations

The City of Washougal, Washington decided on January 7, 2013 to not pursue contracting out the operations and maintenance of its water, wastewater, and storm water utilities to a private company.

Not enough savings:  After an analysis of potential savings that would accrue through such an action, members of the City Council voted that the savings were not sufficient to justify contracting out these functions, and loose the experience of the 29 employees in the Washougal public works department.  The City would have also incurred additional expenses in developing and conducting a Request for Proposals process to find an operator for their public works operations.

More information:  Click here for more information from an article from the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.

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