Monday, August 20, 2012
Privatize Milwaukee County Parks?
The more I'm reading about this, with a bias against the way County Exec Abele has handled the Sue Black firing, the more I'm moving my stance that it might not be a bad idea.
My biggest concern is the desire to raise the Milwaukee County sales tax to fund the parks and transit. I'm 100% against this as though it sounds good on the surface, I can't believe that the County Board will make good on it's end to lower the tax levy. I've watched & listened to the board members and they show very little concern about saving money.
But as I'm reviewing the parks situation I'm seeing that maybe taking the running of the parks away from the board could lead to lead to a realization by others in the county that a smaller board with less responsibility could become a reality. With less for County Board members to meddle in, maybe we could survive with less of them. Which I'm 100% in favor of.