Cindi Ross Scoppe

July 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Columbia- Richland merger makes immense sense, just like it always has

Consolidating Columbia & Richland County would eliminate duplication, encourage single vision for a single community

Mayor Steve Benjamin’s effort follows unsuccessful efforts in 1963, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1994, plus countless proposed service mergers

Great idea has high statutory, political hurdles to overcome

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