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The Sound of Ideas

Is ‘Consolidation’ a Dirty Word?

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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A Cleveland Heights councilman's recent suggestion that his municipality consider merging with a neighboring burg met with raised eyebrows and some downright snarls. Lots of local leaders agree that merging municipalities is a non-starter...too many turf and jobs issues. But given the budgetary challenges facing our cities, should we re-think the unthinkable? We'll consider it Wednesday morning at 9 along with some other ideas about how our cities can save money.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics

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Beryl Rothschild Mayor, University Heights
Mark Rosentraub Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Chris Thompson Director of Marketing, Communications and Civic Outreach, Fund for Our Economic Future
Mark Tumeo Cleveland Heights Councilman

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