In general I do not support privatization of essential city assets. I am open to the discussion of non-essential assets, provided the process of privatization is open and transparent through the inclusion of relevant parties.
I am opposed to privatization of city services and assets and do not believe the city has been well served by the privatization of such assets and the Skyway and the parking meters especially since these were long term leases and the great bulk of the revenues were used almost immediately
I do not support privatization. We have clearly seen how privatization hurts residents, and future generations. I support efforts to increase the efficiency, innovation and productivity of our public assets to benefit all Chicagoans. I believe that if the city partners with private entities that living wages, benefits, fair working conditions, and a commitment to community investment along with conditions of continued public ownership and revenue sharing, must be built into any potential future agreements.
I am not opposed to limited privatization, but the recent privatization of parking meters reminds us that such decisions need to be entered into with great care and consideration. Both the residents and the City need to get a good deal. For example, in the case of city festivals, I would be concerned that privatized festivals may offer some financial benefits to the City but would cost so much to attend that many Chicagoans would be shut out. For example, I would be opposed to a privatization plan that brought with it admission fees for the Taste of Chicago. But there are some services that should be considered for privatization, including recycling, as there are useful models, such as the Resource Center’s commercial and residential recycling programs, that provide significant benefit to residents and the environment without drawback to Chicagoans. Additionally, I would consider the privatization of Midway Airport if part of the proceeds were used to support the City pension funds.
None. Privatization is a sinister scheme which Daley used to reward his friends and avoid the Shakman Decree.