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Review of Privatization Potential of Select Special Districts, Report No. 97-60, March 1998
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  • Some special districts, such as those providing water, sewer, and solid waste services, generate income and offer potential for complete privatization. This determination would need to be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Some functions within special districts offer potential for privatization. These determinations would also need to be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • The 1997 Legislature established a special district oversight review process which may facilitate privatization decisions.
  • Complete privatization of most of the special districts we examined, however, is not feasible either because they do not generate sufficient income or they exist to issue tax-exempt bonds.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Housing and Community Development

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-43 Progress Report: Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Has Implemented OPPAGA’s Recommendations, published in September 2001.
  • Report No. 99-12 Policy Review: Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission, published in November 1999.
  • Report No. 95-22 Review of Independent Special Districts That Provide Infrastructure and Services to the Public, published in December 1995.

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