City-County merger goes nowhere fast City-County merger goes nowhere fastThat is not a false start. Rather, too little action. And what action they deliver when it comes is too late. This is the typical "little and too late" theme.
It's been a year since officials proposed a referendum on governments' consolidation
Thursday, April 02, 2009
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It was pitched as a historic moment when, a year ago tomorrow, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl called for a prompt referendum on merging the region's two biggest governments.
With no concrete movement toward a referendum, it now seems to some like a false start.
It is too little as they are only talking about a merger of the city and county -- and NOT the other 100+ municipalities.
It is talked about being too late as they did nothing in the past year.
Frankly, I have a much different focus and would offer a different type of leadership. The next merger to happen should be with our parks. Let's merge city, county and school district park assets.