Winter 2013
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The Public Manager

The Public Cemetery

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Escalating costs and the need to maintain the sanctity of burial grounds force public managers to scrutinize cemetery operations. Privatization isn't popular, but creativity in marketing and secondary uses may lead to new income streams.

"Pray for Armageddon," one public manager quipped as he described his city cemetery's only potential escape from its mounting fiscal challenges. He is not alone. The lack of space in city cemeteries for new income-producing burials, plus a sig

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