Milton ends privatization experiment

 Source: Ralph Ellis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 8, 2009


When Milton became a city three years ago, its founders embraced privatization, paying a company to collect garbage, draw up zoning maps and handle the day-to-day duties of a municipal government. But the relationship soured when the city needed to cut the budget. Last week, Milton ended its contract with CH2M Hill, a Colorado-based firm, and went to a mostly traditional form of government. ….. City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said the change should translate into at least $1 million in yearly savings — a significant sum for a city with a $22.9 million budget.

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