Handling the hot button issue of metro government

Monday, March 05, 2007

Civic leaders in Charleston, West Virginia are considering the highly contentious issue of metro government. In itself, this is not news. Many metropolitan areas, especially in the industrial Midwest, are confronted with fragmented local government. Metro government -- the models of Louisville and Indianapolis come to mind -- appears like a rational response, but the politics are extremely difficult.

Charleston is taken an interesting approach. They have commissioned a report from one of leading thinkers and metropolitan government, David Rusk.

This book, “Creating a Greater Wheeling: A Citizen’s Guide to City-County Consolidation”, will help frame a highly emotional issue and focused deliberations on what matters. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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