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Selling the Sewers?

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Some public works officials say the plan by Akron mayor Don Plusquellic to sell the sewer system in order to give kids help with college costs is a bold idea but a bad one. Mayor Don Plusquellic would raise college money by selling Akron's sewer system to a private operator. Other communities have or are considering selling off public assets or privatizing public services but critics warn about the long-term consequences. We'll talk about Akron's tuition plan this morning at 9:00 on the Sound of Ideas.

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Don Plusquellic, Mayor of Akron
Judy Hummel, exec. dir., Summit Education Initiative
Ken Kirk, exec. dir., National Association of Clean Water Agencies
Kevin O'Brien, director, Center for Public Management, CSU Levin College of Urban Affairs

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