When it comes to "streamlining" local governent, all Albany offers is the meat cleaver approach of dissolving villages. I am not convinced all of that is such a good idea as many small villages serve as mini-hubs in rural areas and are run at pretty low cost.
There are some that could go and those adjacent to one another probably offers a chance for consolidation.
However, local government often is quite frugal, and I think folks like the identity and the ability to decide at close range certain issues.
There are lots of things that could be dissolved or consolidated...like all though water and sewer districts.
Offering village dissolution as the sole method of change is a failure of Albany to lead on the issue.
the circus: Proposal to Dissolve The Village of Alexandria Bay