Jacksonville may hire private company for building inspections

Source: By Matt Galnor, Jacksonville.com (FL) Posted: May 4, 2010 – 5:54pm 
About 85 Jacksonville building inspectors could be the next group of city employees replaced by private contractors. A city committee will decide Thursday  whether to send out proposals to see if any businesses could provide the same service at a lower cost to taxpayers.


…. The continued look to the private sector is a disturbing trend for Nicholas Dix, regional director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “The solution is not going to be to make a lot of private companies rich and put a lot of city workers out of a job,” said Dix, whose 1,900-member union includes the computer technicians and some of the inspectors.

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