November 20, 2018

Baltimore becomes first US city to ban privatization of water

Popular Resistance -Baltimore became the first major city in the United States whose residents voted to ban water privatization. Nearly 77 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of Question E, which declared the “inalienability” of the water and sewer systems and exempted them from any city charter provisions related to franchising or operational rights. This vote resulted from an ongoing struggle waged by Baltimore community activists, unions and civic leaders demanding affordable access to water for low-income residents.

2 comments:

greg gerritt said...

The mayor of Providence is trying to privatize the Providence water system, but he will never let us vote.

Hildegard F. Hix said...

I am of the opinion that any infrastructure that has been paid for by citizens, may not be privatized.

Hildegard hix