It’s encouraging to hear — even if it’s just a trickle at this point — that local government agencies are receptive to consolidation beyond the services delivered by the county to all citizens of Baker County.
If there is anything more apparent in this era of expanding services and declining revenues, it’s that duplicity needs to be eliminated wherever possible.
If this writer had his way, we’d already have consolidated county-city government. From a practical standpoint, it’ll likely take years but 2011 is a great time to start.
An article in this week’s newspaper talks about Macclenny and Baker County teaming up on a bid for propane gas and realizing a substantial savings by doing so. Bravo.