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Episode #44 — 06 January 2015 How Allentown’s Water Utility Saved the City

with Mayor Ed Pawlowski

Ed Pawlowski, mayor of Allentown, PA, discusses how a public–private partnership (or P3) helped to save the city from financial ruin and revitalize the city, turning a multi-million dollar deficit into a multi-million dollar surplus. The Mayor discusses the nuts and bolts of the P3 arrangement from the RFP process and building political support for the P3 to the details of the P3 such as how rate increases, capital expenditures and environmental risks are handled.

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