Making Democracy Work

Local League Studies and Positions

Present and Past Studies

LWV Manitowoc County 2014 Local Program Handbook

LWV Manitowoc County Mental Health Study 2013

LWV Manitowoc County Mental Health Study 2013

A study of Manitowoc County Mental Health Services with a focus on strengths and gaps.

Privatization Study 2011/2012

Consensus Questions (website)

Consensus Questions (printable)

Scope of the Privatization Study: The purpose of this study is to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector. It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.

Organization: The committee will provide a history and background of privatization, a glossary of terms, legal issues to be considered when privatizing at different levels of government, current state regulations on privatizing and case studies on successful and unsuccessful privatizing efforts. Finally, the committee will provide suggested policies and parameters to be considered when privatizing.

Recommended Reading:

Public Library Privatization - A Case Study

Privatization of a Publicly Owned Waste Water Treatment Plant

Government Privatization: History, Examples, and Issues

Paul Starr, The Meaning of Privatization Yale Law and Policy Review 6 (1988): 6-41.

Privatization: A Seattle League Study

Information/Timeline from National LWV

LWV Public Education Study 2011