City County Merger
PROBLEM: For years, there has been talk of a City/County merger between the City of Omaha and Douglas County. Particularly in this time of economic distress, this possibility along with the projected savings must be examined and attempted in earnest.
SOLUTION: Like the sewer project, a City/County merger is a huge proposition and will test any government. But it is also an opportunity for smart government, good government advocates to lead the metro region through some dramatic changes that could positively impact our local governance for years to come. The Alliance stands for this proposition and the effort to do so using our government excellence principles. There is no better time than now to undertake this project.
Senator Ashford Merger Plan, Omaha World Herald 09/02/2010
Sheriff/Police Merger, Omaha World Herald 11/16/2010
Create a Merger Committee, Omaha World Herald 02/26/2011
More Talk of Crime Lab Merger, Omaha World Herald 06/16/2011
State Pays as Beds Go Emprty, Omaha World Herald 10/30/2011
Concern Over Crime Lab Hiring Plan, Omaha World Herald 12/12/2011
Crime-lab Merger Makes Sense, Omaha World Herald 06/16/2011