A Tale of Two Tigers: The Historic Consolidation of The by Chad Goerner

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By Chad Goerner

In 2011 Princeton Township and Princeton Borough voted to merge right into a unmarried city, overcoming six a long time of failed makes an attempt. The consolidation of the Princetons is a victory for presidency reform advocates in a nation of inefficient ‘home rule’ and overwhelming layers of presidency: 565 municipalities, 599 university districts and 21 county units.

The first large-scale New Jersey municipal merger in over a century, Princeton’s consolidation has generated substantial discounts and working efficiencies. Their good fortune has supplied a template for different cities to take advantage of of their personal consolidation and repair regionalization efforts.

A story of 2 Tigers tells the tale of the consolidation, spearheaded by way of Princeton Township’s final Mayor, Chad Goerner. He wrote the unique concept for the cities to enhance a consolidation and shared providers research fee and dependent the method through gaining knowledge of Princeton’s previous consolidation mess ups. The publication seems on the heritage of collaboration among the 2 cities and tells a huge and occasionally comical, occasionally tragic, story of the makes an attempt to consolidate. It additionally serves as a how-to guide to propose and advisor different officers looking the benefits of consolidation and/or regionalized services.

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