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Government Merger

I applaud the efforts of leaders in our community who are advocating a city/county merger. It is hard for me to imagine how we could be hurt by such an effort. We are wasting billions of dollars structured the way we are 

Equally important is the merger of the various municipalities and taxing authorities in our region. Some of these communities exist primarily off ticket revenue. This level of disfunction has increased the likelihood of racial profiling. Indeed African Americans have been hurt most by this structute. It troubles me that African American communities have resisted change

Short of complete merger how about a combining of functions. Unified police,fire, and recreation departments come to mind 

I am reminded of the adage, no system is do broken someone doesn’t like it the way it is

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