Privatization of Public Services
This research examined the potential effects that the privatization of the City of Chicago Fire Department might be expected to have on the adequacy of performance and service levels of the department. While the City of Chicago has privatized the delivery of many city services, fire safety is not one of the functions privatized in Chicago.
The traditional focus of municipal government was on the twin activities of resource availability and resource application. Today, however, the focus is on the outcome of the application of funds, as opposed to the magnitude of the funds applied. Municipal government departments are being held accountable to measurable performance and service objectives.
A conclusion was drawn that, while the privatization of some services that are primaty..