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Posted on 08.25.05
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  • Posted on 08.25.05

A MayorSlay.com reader sent me a link to a story that appeared in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The article mentions on-going discussions between Pittsburgh’s mayor and Allegheny County’s executive to consider “a merger of county and city governments that would do away with the duplication of some services, create the seventh-largest city in the U.S., and, hopefully, attract more businesses and residents.”

It is an idea with some merit.

What struck me, however, was the fact that some Pittsburgh "collar communities" opposed to the direction and tone of the discussions have hired an expert of their own . . . from St. Louis.

Why am I not surprised?