Specific Ideas for Government Efficiency in NM

Awhile back, Carter Bundy of AFSCME encouraged us at the Rio Grande Foundation to “Drop the rhetoric and join the real debate.” I responded, but there are so many ways to improve government efficiency by finding alternative ways to government employees that I felt the need to go back to the well to offer even more on the topic.

So, I wrote another article for NMPolitics.net on improving efficiency to the tune of 5 to 20 percent by opening up government services including trash collection, pothole repair, wastewater services, government buildings, golf course maintenance, parks and recreational maintenance, and even airport maintenance – to competitive bidding.

Of course, there is a right way and wrong way to create competition in government services, and I go into that in the article as well.