Last week several of my friends sent me the link to Tom Condon’s excellent piece in the CT Mirror about how Louisville and Jefferson County merged to form the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government. If you haven’t seen it, you can Continue reading LOUISVILLE – LESSONS LEARNED
The other night I was talking to some people about why we need to merge towns into one city. Perhaps because they wanted to shut me up, one said to me, “Okay, if you want to merge the towns, you’re Continue reading GETTING STARTED WITH HARTFORD ON THE MOVE
It might help to take a few minutes to visualize the city – call it Modern Hartford – that would be created by merging current Hartford with each of the contiguous towns: East Hartford, South Windsor, Windsor, Bloomfield, West Hartford, Continue reading WHAT WOULD MERGED HARTFORD LOOK LIKE?
When I suggest to people that Hartford should merge with eight or ten towns to make a true mid-sized city, they tell me it’s too complicated, it can’t happen. They say we need small steps first, by looking for opportunities Continue reading WHAT’S WRONG WITH SHARED SERVICES?