Will Local Governments Begin to Share Services?
The concept of two different local governments coming together to share resources seems like a situation that would result in a win-win. However, not many towns do this. Why is this the case? For Governing.com, Maxwell Political Science professor Grant Reeher answered this question.
“There’s resistance to change in procedures when there is a vested interest in the way things are being done,” he said, while also adding that governing bodies like to get thanks for their work, and not that of others. “Who will get the credit for picking up the trash well?” asked Reeher. “But also, when trash accumulates on the sidewalks, who’ll be held responsible?”