Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Butler County Update: Consolidation Edition

Intrepid Reporter Josh has a piece up about Commissioner Jolivette's idea for consolidating some county services.

On this point, I wholly agree with Jolly:
“We need to see if we can’t start reinvigorating some discussions along that way,” Jolivette said. But before any services are merged, he said they need to analyze whether it will both save money and improve services.

“We need a yes to both of those in order to move forward,” he said.
That's a mighty big "if" in my book though. Typically, cost cutting measures tend not to lead towards service enhancements. But, I am willing to keep an open mind at this point...