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September 5, 2012
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Letter to the editor: Cities need to look at options

Both the city of South Lake Tahoe and the city of Placerville responded to the grand jury reports, requesting that they meet and discuss areas of merger and cooperation with the county, with weak defenses and reasons of why it would not work. How do you know unless you look?

Both cities have a limited tax base and very big needs. Common sense tells us to expand your base and localize your interest will produce the greatest result. Take a look, cities, and you to will see the obvious,

Cities as we know them will soon be a thing of the past, the only thing stopping consolidation now, are public officials and mangers that want to keep their jobs, while taxpayers get less and less. The cost of so-called independence would pave many roads and improve recreation services dramatically. At least let's debate the issues, not hide.

Ted Long

South Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 5, 2012 06:11PM Published Sep 5, 2012 06:10PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.