I will work with the city council to review relevant privatization deals, and allow for an independent analysis of the terms to ensure the desired returns for the city. I will also include the public has input in the process.
Please see response to #26. I believe Chicago must demand that every contract serve the best interests of the people of Chicago and must be willing to defend their interests with all administrative and legal tools at our disposal
To deliver the best return and highest performance, we need a vigorous open bidding process that is transparent and accessible to the taxpayers of the City. Our procurement criteria have to be specific and grounded in performance outcomes. The procurement process needs to reach all potential vendors who can put together a strong proposal. Opening up the competitive bid
process and building in quality controls and monitoring will go a long way towards ensuring that privatization is a sound strategy. I am reluctant to enter into long term arrangements without
periodic review of the contractual agreement and performance to guarantee we are getting what we paid for. And, if we are not, then it is time to give another company the opportunity to compete. And all of this must take place with significant deliberation by and oversight from City Council.
I believe that any potential future privatization contract must include a comprehensive set of conditions to protect and promote the interests of all Chicagoans. I believe that communities and
labor must be at the table in negotiating and approving these contracts to ensure the city only partners with high-road businesses that commit to providing living and prevailing wages and benefits, community investment commitments, and revenue sharing provisions. I also believe that contracts must clearly outline parameters to regulate the cost and quality of the services provided by businesses to protect consumers and residents throughout the duration of the contract, which I believe should be shorter term than past privatization agreements.
Phase out all existing Privatization deals.
Would review the contracts and make sure they hire locally