New county leader brings new perspective on privatization

Source: Bethany Rodgers,, April 17, 2015

So apparently, it’s cheaper for the county to collect its own carcasses. That’s why — Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner on Wednesday explained — the county will no longer outsource its deer carcass removal operations. …. Returning these cleanup duties to the Division of Public Works and ending the private contract will save the county about $20,000 a year, Gardner said. And in her opinion, the example illustrates why relying on the private sector isn’t always the better, cheaper, faster option.