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Old 05-01-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Any rumors of more retail/construction? Gman?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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What happened to the urban tour?
I think that's once a year.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Default New Municipal Building in Downtown

Great.. .maybe now we can start talking about merging into Columbia-Richland like Augusta-Richmond....


Columbia, Richland County officials working on plan for new joint courthouse downtown | Local News | The State#
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Great.. .maybe now we can start talking about merging into Columbia-Richland like Augusta-Richmond....


Columbia, Richland County officials working on plan for new joint courthouse downtown | Local News | The State#
Methinks you're getting your hopes up with talks of a city-county merger. Plus I'm sure the folks in the county want nothing to do with the dysfunction, real or perceived, of the city.

Either way, a new courthouse is certainly overdue. I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Methinks you're getting your hopes up with talks of a city-county merger. Plus I'm sure the folks in the county want nothing to do with the dysfunction, real or perceived, of the city.

Either way, a new courthouse is certainly overdue. I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

Yeah.. I know...the politics will never allow it.....
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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What are the benefits of a city-county merger? I take it this Isn't a reality for Columbia and Richland county?
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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What are the benefits of a city-county merger?
City-County Consolidations

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I take it this Isn't a reality for Columbia and Richland county?
I wouldn't think so, given historic relations between Columbia and Richland County. Also, I wouldn't know how it would work given that part of the city extends into Lexington County in the Harbison area.

Here's a pretty good read on the subject from a SC perspective: County Govt

The most we could reasonably expect is for some functions between the city and county to consolidate, but even some of those are not without roadblocks. Remember the proposal to merge the county sheriff's department with the municipal police department a few years ago?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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I dont recall that, but then again, I can see it never came to fruition; so point taken ha. Thanks for the links. Yeah Columbia and its surrounding urban areas have trouble becoming one, so a whole county? Yeaah. I dont know if I personally would have a problem with it or not (I live in Lexington county though haha), but it would seem uncharacteristic of Columbia.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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City-County Consolidations



I wouldn't think so, given historic relations between Columbia and Richland County. Also, I wouldn't know how it would work given that part of the city extends into Lexington County in the Harbison area.

Here's a pretty good read on the subject from a SC perspective: County Govt

The most we could reasonably expect is for some functions between the city and county to consolidate, but even some of those are not without roadblocks. Remember the proposal to merge the county sheriff's department with the municipal police department a few years ago?

Thanks for the link.. interesting read on being annexed or the creation of a new County. The area around Ballentine at one time wanted to become its own County.. but they didnt pass the "muster".. I think it was to be called Lake County or something to that effect....
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Birch county actually. Nice ring to it, eh? bleh.
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