Water Privatization Panel Discussion Sunday, March 4

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The recent study focus for the Tulsa League has been privatization of government services, especially as it relates to water.  Please attend our General Meeting Sunday, March 4, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library located at 8316 E. 93rd St. in Tulsa.  The meeting will be in the Maple Room at the library.  The meeting is open to all of our members, but is also open to the public.

A panel discussion of experts will be the centerpiece of the meeting. League Board Member Ron Wilkinson will moderate the panel discussion.

The panel members are:

•             Patty Eaton, former City of Tulsa Water Commissioner and long-time Tulsa League member

•             Trish Frazier, Policy and Research Director, Oklahoma Public Employees Association

•             Ryan Saylor, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tulsa

The purpose of the General Meeting is to discuss the practice of privatization by governments at all levels.  The League of Women Voters US is currently engaged in a study and its stated purpose is:

to identify those parameters and policy issues to be considered in connection with proposals to transfer federal, state or local government services, assets and/or functions to the private sector.  It will review the stated goals and the community impact of such transfers, and identify strategies to ensure transparency, accountability, and preservation of the common good.

The Tulsa League will also hold a consensus meeting early in April to respond to the consensus questions developed by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

Your voice is important.  Please join in the conversation about this very timely topic.