The Wall Street Journal reports on more municipalities contracting out city services.
Cities say they have little choice. Municipalities across the U.S. will face a projected shortfall of $56 to $86 billion between 2010 and 2012, according to a report from the National League of Cities.
The primary focus of the story is California communities.
For many of the services mentioned in the article, such as tree-trimming, residents likely won’t notice much difference.