A Tale of Two Tigers

A Tale of Two Tigers

Princeton's Historic Consolidation

Book - 2017
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In 2011 Princeton Township and Princeton Borough voted to merge into a single town, overcoming six decades of failed attempts. The consolidation of the Princetons is a victory for government reform advocates in a state of inefficient 'home rule' and overwhelming layers of government: 565 municipalities, 599 school districts and 21 county units.The first large-scale New Jersey municipal merger in over a century, Princeton's consolidation has generated considerable savings and operating efficiencies. Their success has provided a template for other towns to use in their own consolidation and service regionalization efforts.A Tale of Two Tigers tells the story of the consolidation, spearheaded by Princeton Township's last Mayor, Chad Goerner. He wrote the original proposal for the towns to develop a consolidation and shared services study commission and structured the process by researching Princeton's past consolidation failures. The book looks at the history of collaboration between the two towns and tells an important and sometimes comical, sometimes tragic, tale of the attempts to consolidate. It also serves as a how-to manual to advise and guide other officials seeking the advantages of consolidation and/or regionalized services.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780692829387
0692829385
Branch Call Number: History 352 Goe

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