What procedures will you implement to ensure that privatization arrangements are not being used to move patronage workers outside of the scope of the Rutan decision requirements or any other anti-patronage rules or protocols?

City Services

In accordance with the Rutan decision, and even without it, as mayor, I would not deny any potential employee an opportunity for employment based on their party affiliation.

One of the reasons I do not favor privatization of public assets and responsibilities, is precisely because privatizing goods and services increases the potential to avoid the appropriate monitoring and scrutiny that a public entity undergoes. This is particularly true if the public loses control of those assets. Nonetheless, a contract with a private entity can be structured so as to build in the public scrutiny and oversight, including those related to hiring.

This has been a concern of mine for years and will work to put new rules into place.