Former Indy Mayor Talks Opportunity

The Commercial Appeal reports on the Memphis/Shelby County Metro Charter Commission’s meeting with Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, and his experience integrating a Metro style government.

“What is exciting about what you are doing is that it is a chance to restructure government and provide the tools. Not, per se, a chance to consolidate government,” he said.

And that fit with the task perceived by commissioners like Carmen Sandoval — a restructuring and improving rather than full merger.

“It was the concept of rebuilding,” Sandoval said of Goldsmith’s points. “The word consolidation isn’t specific to what we’re doing. We’re looking at a better way to make what we do in Memphis and the surrounding area more effective.”

This is a pretty hot button issue here in Shelby County. We’ll have more coverage on the process in the coming weeks.

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