Frederick County residents angry about privatization

Subtitle: Critics of plan rally again in support of county employees
Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 07/27/2013

For a second time this week, Frederick County residents came out to support government employees who are at risk of losing their jobs to the private sector. Residents packed the first-floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, the seat of county government, Tuesday night and told the Frederick Board of County Commissioners that their proposal to outsource some government services to private companies will have dire consequences. Many predicted a dismal future for Frederick County if private companies take control of government services, such as road maintenance, snow removal, parks, electrical inspections and help for senior citizens.