What other public services might be subject to a “trigger” law?
Should 51% of the tenants of a public housing project have the authority to seize control and hand the property over to a private management company?
Should 51% of the patrons of a public library have the authority to seize control and privatize it if they don’t like the staff’s efficiency?
Should 51% of the riders on a public bus have the power to seize control of the bus and privatize it?
Should 51% of those using a public park have the power to seize control and give the real estate to a developer if they don’t like the way it is maintained?
This reader asks:
Can 51% of a community take over the local police force if there are too many burglaries? Can it take over the local hospital if too many patients are dying? Can it take over the local fire department if it couldn’t save a home from burning down? Can it take control of a local road and start charging a toll on it?
Do you have other ideas about how to improve public services by allowing 51% of its users today to seize control and privatize it?