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Re: “Call Gov. Brewer! Ask Her To Veto SB 1322!

April 18, 2011

The Honorable Janice K. Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

VIA FAX: (602) 542-1381; cc USPS

Dear Governor Brewer:

I am writing to urge you to VETO Senate Bill 1322 (managed competition; city services) if passed by the Senate and transmitted to you for consideration of signing into law.

Unlike your Executive Order 2010-10 establishing the Commission on Privatization and Efficiency (COPE), where selected members have the opportunity to examine and discuss state entities to determine the sequence of, and best course of action in achieving the stated Goals of COPE. Affected municipalities being Phoenix and Tucson will be burdened with complying under predetermined criteria, that may be counterintuitive to the desired outcome.

With City of Phoenix set to elect a new Mayor and four Councilman this coming August, and with the creation of an Innovation and Efficiency Task Force in January 2010. It may be better to allow Phoenix the opportunity to determined where their opportunities for privatization and efficiencies exists and how best to prioritize them for implementation.

COPE member Leonard Gilroy, Director of Government Reform for the Reason Foundation, surely would agree with providing Phoenix the opportunity to make the case for privatization to their residents and employees. He co-authored “Ten Principles of Privatization” that advocates providing all parties involved the opportunity to participate in discussions prior to implementation of SB1322 that bypasses this important step.

On behalf of the voting populace and employees of the City of Phoenix and Tucson, please VETO SB1322.


Posted by JPD on 04/25/2011 at 2:38 PM

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