Does the City want to “privatize” NMB Water?

No; the City is not pursuing “privatization,” instead we are seeking to contract with a company to manage day-to-day operational functions, while the City continues to maintain complete control over the direction, policies, plans, finances and rates associated with the utility. The City is not and has never considered selling the utility. Because the City will continue to own and manage the utility, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will not set any of the rates or policies of NMB Water.

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1. Does the City want to “privatize” NMB Water?
2. Will there be lost jobs and benefits?
3. Will there be loss of local control over water?
4. Will this result in inferior service?
5. Will water quality suffer?
6. Why is the City pursuing this path?
7. Is the City still under a Cone of Silence? If so, why?
8. Who keeps the savings?
9. Why is the City not competing with Jacobs Engineering (formerly CH2M)?
10. Why isn’t the City negotiating with the 2nd ranked firm at the same time as the 1st ranked firm?
11. Were all required public notices given?
12. Were all proposers allowed access to the utility?