TUESDAY, 3/13: League of Women Voters Forum on Privatization

March 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church will hold a forum on Tuesday, March 13 to explore issues that may arise when governments choose to privatize government services. The forum, another in the League’s “Lunch and Learn” series, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Art Room of the Falls Church Community Center.

Featured speakers will be Virginia House Delegate Jim Scott, who represents the city of Falls Church in the House of Delegates; Dr. Toni Jones, superintendent of the Falls Church City Schools; Eva Griffeth, a consultant and adviser to federal acquisition executives; and Cathy Allan, superintendent of public works for the City of Falls Church.

The session, part of a review of the issues surrounding privatization by the League of Women Voters of the United States, will focus on privatization proposals at the state and local level, such as the management of trash and recycling services and the city’s water system, private management of highways, and proposals to transfer state liquor stores to private management. The discussion will focus on the kinds of issues that need to be reviewed when privatization proposals are considered.

Seating is limited so interested persons should RSVP by March 11 to Pam Spofford at paspofford@yahoo.com. Participants can preorder a boxed lunch for $15 or bring their own lunch, if they choose. Payments for lunch will be collected at the door.

For more information on the League of Women Voters of Falls Church and this event, go to www.lwvfallschurch.org