But when cities consolidate with one another, the goal is usually to deliver the same services with smaller overhead over a larger geographic area.
Iron River and other city-city consolidations allow us to see if, all else being equal, consolidation saves money or whether city-city mergers are more of a challenge to the conventional theory.
Virginia created its last county (Dickenson) in 1880.
The 2010 Census found wide population differences between counties, from 2,319 people in Highland County to 1,081,725 people in Fairfax County.
Virtually all of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are struggling to pay for increasingly expensive services while operating under the 2 percent annual cap on property-tax increases the state legislature imposed in 2010.
Governments across New York are searching for way s to become more efficient or consolidate.
Elbridge Village Mayor Hank Doerr's petition for a vote to dissolve the town of Elbridge brings the statewide issue of consolidating government home to Central New York.
Creation and management of a purchasing pool to facilitate conversion of street lights to high-efficiency LED fixtures for municipalities interested. A collaborative approach to optimize capacity of the Cayuga Heights and City of Ithaca wastewater treatment plants.
Expansion of the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium in 2018. Centralized approach to meet increased storm water management requirements.