Services rendered by the public sector constitute an essential part of social consumption and creating the feeling of life satisfaction. Traditional standards concerning the role of this sector in economy do not reflect its impact on the standard of living. Domination of low estimates or the necessity of retaining of this sector often lead to passing over its quality, mainly with regard to legal regulations and agencies of the public sphere. Arguments for lowering or strengthening the importance of this sector obscure the problem of identification of determinants of good management and high social estimate concerning the public sphere. As it seems, they are prerequisites for social acceptance of the development process, realization of social expectations and satisfaction with life.