Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Massive Merger Eyed in Syracuse Area Government

        A study headed up by CNY movers and shakers is out with its recommendations for changing what is seen as a crazy quilt, outdated and inefficient system for delivery of local government services.
        The plan suggests merging the city and county in Onondaga County, but makes no recommendations on school districts because members of the panel, called Consensus, said there are too many institutional hurdles to reforming that system.
       All of this is easier said than done and as always the devil would be in the details. Who would be winners and losers ?         ttp://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/01/citizen_group_its_time_to_merge_syracuse_and_onondaga_county.html#incart_m-rpt-1

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big mistake for anyone living outside the city

Anonymous said...

It would be easier to spread those unfunded Albany mandates over the large population in the county. If you think our taxes are bad, try owning property there. The only people who stand to gain from this proposal are the city employees and Albany mandate-ers (AKA public employees and thier unions).

Anonymous said...

Raining here in Adams. Schools closed. Don't want any professional educators to get wet. It's for the children.

Anonymous said...

You mean cutting the bloated staffing of teachers in the district?

Remember, it's all about the children, sure it is!

Anonymous said...

Devil in the details... hardly. Look at all the little hamlets, villages, corners, etc. in JeffCo with a local government existing inside a town. Cost on cost. All for the sake of health benefits and other perks paid for by beleaguered taxpayers. Cuomo should just legislate their elimination.

Anonymous said...

Government has become a source of jobs and no one likes to unemploy people. This will likely never come to fruition.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of all the towns, villages etc, consolidate all highway departments, fire departments, police departments,etc. Let it all fall under county,with all the little fiefdoms gone.

Ima said...

So does that mean the county employees would make an minimum of $15 per hour?
You wanna save money, here's an idea, how 'bout you quit spending millions of dollars on idiotic projects such as fixing up a 60 year old "historic" train depot that servers no purpose.

Anonymous said...

This is part of the idiotic idea that consolidating governments saves money. It does not. It is what gives governments the confidence to spend even more money. You can bet if all the towns in Jefferson were combined, they would make the Arena debacle look like a petty cash expense. Just look at JCC and SUNY Potsdam. JCC is bad enough with their no bid dorm project and in house rape investigations. But its not as bad as Potsdam where they have multiple six figure positions hired, to handle a dozen minority protest students.

otherwords1 said...

Gentrify, Gentrify, Gentrify. By any other words, the way to make a better place to live for either Syracuse or Watertown. The local governments want to remove those "undesirable" low and low middle class people from where THEY live. Who cares WHERE they go. they just want neighbors who live like "them".
This is what is happening in cities all across the country following the pattern of what Giuliani started in Manhattan that is now spreading to Brooklyn. Simply kick the poor out and let them go to "other" places than here. Then they will make the Emerald city look like it should then.

Anonymous said...

That's what is happening in Clayton 928.