This feature article proposes a federal or state legislative policy that would promote local community stewardship by conditioning certain appropriations on municipal grants of privatization contracts. The primary goals of this stewardship would address accountability and oversight concerns over private control of municipal water and sanitation. This article proposes a policy for granting privatization contracts to private water companies, requiring a municipality to show the private company (1) is a domestically owned, operated, and incorporated company, (2) with a business purpose that involves a direct benefit to the target local community’s market, and (3) employs a certain percentage of municipal residents as a prerequisite to granting privatization contracts.
Strayhorne, Mary. "Oversight and Accountability of Water Privatization Contracts: A Proposed Legislative Policy." Sustainable Development Law & Policy 14, no. 1 (2014): 15, 62-64.