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Privatizing Jobs At Miramar Landfill?

Aired 7/13/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Outsourcing is a buzz word for saving taxpayer money but could it work locally? We'll talk about the mayor's plan to privatize completion of the Miramar Landfill.

Food waste at the Miramar Landfill. The mayor's office is looking at outsourcing operations at the city-owned Miramar Landfill. The city council learned about the plan at its meeting on May 25, 2010.
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Above: Food waste at the Miramar Landfill. The mayor's office is looking at outsourcing operations at the city-owned Miramar Landfill. The city council learned about the plan at its meeting on May 25, 2010.

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Report: Landfill Operations

Report: Landfill Operations

Report issued by the office of the Independent ...

Outsourcing is a buzz word for saving taxpayer money but could it work locally? We'll discuss the pros and cons of the mayor's latest plan that calls for private firms to be allowed to bid on the completion of the Miramar Landfill.

Guests

Jay Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego

Clare Crawford, Executive Director, Center on Policy Initiatives

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