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Old 01-29-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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Consensus is taking comments in regards to the potential consolidation of the city and county into one entity: Consensus Comment


You can also view the report from the group in terms of the ideas that they came up with.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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An article about one of the meetings/discussions about the potential consolidation of government: Community members question benefits of potential merger between Syracuse and Onondaga County governments | The Daily Orange The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York


More articles: CNY Vision Mahoney Backs Group's Report Supporting Syracuse, Onondaga County Merger - CNY Vision


CNY Vision Consensus Commission: Consolidating Governments, What Would it Mean? - CNY Vision

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Old 02-09-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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An interesting article about consolidation as it is laid out from another perspective and touches on some concerns about political representation, housing patterns and employment centers in relation to some residents within the county: Consolidation:

I also think this is why the school district aspect needed to be addressed as well.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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Within this clip is an interview with Syracuse Common Councilman Khalid Bey in regards to consolidation: Feb. 11, 2016: Councilman Bey, Stand Up for Kids Campaign, Jim Heaney, Mike Elmendorf | Member Supported Public Television, Radio |WCNY
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:13 AM
 
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I have seen this happen in Kentucky when Louisville merged with Jefferson County. Although the smaller cities in the county, Shivley, PRP, Valley Station, etc., kept their identities, the area became the "Louisville Metro". The county was absorbed into the city. I wonder if the same would happen to Syracuse and Onondaga County? Would the city run the County?
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:19 AM
 
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I have seen this happen in Kentucky when Louisville merged with Jefferson County. Although the smaller cities in the county, Shivley, PRP, Valley Station, etc., kept their identities, the area became the "Louisville Metro". The county was absorbed into the city. I wonder if the same would happen to Syracuse and Onondaga County? Would the city run the County?
Great questions, as I wonder if the city will indistinguishable like Augusta is in regards to the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County.

How was the consolidation of Louisville-Jefferson County received by the residents in that area?
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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Without a whimper, Louisville was the "tail that wagged the dog" before and after. Whatever the city did, the county complied. Didn't help the tax situation any though, nothing changed.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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Without a whimper, Louisville was the "tail that wagged the dog" before and after. Whatever the city did, the county complied. Didn't help the tax situation any though, nothing changed.
Interesting.....Do you think the lack of change in terms of taxation was due to the fact that the school district is a county school district? This is why I personally feel that looking into the school district situation in the area may be the key to lower taxes due to the fact that the school tax portion of property taxes makes up the biggest percentage of property taxes.

Were other services in the Louisville/Jefferson County area countywide as well?
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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Great questions, as I wonder if the city will indistinguishable like Augusta is in regards to the consolidation of Augusta-Richmond County.

How was the consolidation of Louisville-Jefferson County received by the residents in that area?
Great...look at the growth in Louisville since merger. Fast growth, great development. even a mini boom. The real estate market is off the charts here in the last 5 years.

The city is finally getting tons of well deserved national press...here are some recent ones:

A look at 37 accolades Louisville garnered in 2015 - Insider Louisville

Syracuse absolutely has to merge. Although Louisville is substantially bigger in MSA (Syracuse is actually more similar in size and probably amenities to Lexington, KY), Syracuse shares a lot of similarities.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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Were other services in the Louisville/Jefferson County area countywide as well?

Water and sewer were, law enforcement was run by the county police although some of the bigger cities had their own force. The school district was county run going way back to desegregation.
There is an employment tax for wage earners, that is higher for those who work in the old city limits and less for those in the rest of the county. It's like 1% outside the city. I have no idea how they manage that.
And yes there is a lot of new construction going on as they are revamping the roadways and building a new bridge across the Ohio river. A toll bridge that is new idea to them.
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