Re: “Race to the bottom” (TNT, 11-11).
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy said, “It’s a very disconcerting thing about jail services – this kind of shopping around, best deal. You get into this bidding war. And I just think that’s wrong.”
What I think is wrong is that those in charge of spending taxpayers’ dollars view competition as disconcerting. Perhaps those jails with high operating costs should do what the rest of us in business do: look for ways to drive cost out and be competitive.
Who authorized the construction of the Pierce County Jail? Sounds like little analysis …