MUA SWOT - In 2003, former Mayor Sharpe James tried to have...

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In 2003, former Mayor Sharpe James tried to have the water and sewer utilities managed by a non-profit agency, in an effort to tackle the issues associated with the Newark water system. But the plan was dismissed by the council since critics called it a quick-fix, and viewed it as a move to privatize the department. Newark’s current Mayor Cory Booker proposed a Municipal Utility Authority (MUA) to manage Newark’s water system and get the funding to fix it. SWOT analysis of MUA Strength The MUA would be appointed by the city and under contract to lease the water system. This authority could make money through improved meter reading and water sales to other communities, to fund an array of projects, such as the maintenance of Newark’s parks and its road systems. Under the MUA, every major decision has to be approved by city council. If it wants a contract, if it wants to make a sale, every major decision, even billing, has to go before the city council. The MUA therefore would not take the water system out of the public domain. The ultimate control would remain with the city council, because the
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course BUSINESS 630 taught by Professor Waston during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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MUA SWOT - In 2003, former Mayor Sharpe James tried to have...

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