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What's going on with consolidation?

Should towns join into one?

 


Consolidation, or the combining of local towns, is a topic that’s been in discussion for decades.

A survey conducted by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016 revealed that out of 514 respondents, the majority were in favor of consolidation of two or more of the local towns, with 308 being strongly in favor and 84 being somewhat in favor, as opposed to 99 strongly opposed and 23 somewhat opposed.

But what’s happening now?

Many ramifications of consolidating the towns would need to be researched by an outside consulting group before pursuing that course, which would cost...



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