I have really not paid much attention on this blog to local matters since I came back, but the Methuen City Council tonight takes up the concept of privatizing the City Information Technology Department. (Disclosure: While Mayor I drew the management study of the Department, which was late in my term and was left for Mayor Zanni.) The Tribune did a story on it yesterday, and it looks like it will be a close City Council vote tonight.
Should the City lay off employees and privatize? Or should the plan be rejected? Do you have any thoughts? Sort of an open thread that may give all some food for thought.