To day or not to day #108: City councils must tame the beast that is called inter-municipal cooperation - The more tasks municipalities get the more powerless the council is. The tasks are so complex that they allow municipalities to implement them through partnerships. The inadequate control and lack of democratic legitimation is taken for granted.
Source: Het Financieele Dagblad, Saturday 8 February 2014. Essay by Kirsten Veldhuijzen (advisor Council for Public Board and Council for the financial ratios) and Friso de Zeeuw (Practice Professor of Urban Area TU Delft and New Director Developing Markets Fund)