By Clare Crawford, Center on Policy Initiatives
Four times, the city of San Diego has pitted city workers against private companies in a competition for the continued responsibility to provide an essential city service. All four times, the city workers have proved that they as U-T San Diego put it last week provide taxpayers with the best bang for their buck.
The evidence is in. Given the chance, city staff can figure out how to do their work at a lower cost than private, for-profit companies can.