Unity among Officials Is Key to a City, County Merger
Boren, Jeremy, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Persuading voters to combine Pittsburgh and Allegheny County governments won't happen without gobs of corporate cash and a dogged marketing crusade.
"This is the most complex political campaign that the community will ever see," said Joe Reagan, president of Greater Louisville Inc., a key figure in the Kentucky city's successful "Vote Yes for Unity" campaign that prompted 54 percent of voters in 2000 to OK a merger with Jefferson County.
Reagan on Thursday told members of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development that any hope of boosting Pittsburgh's regional economy through a merger will wither without creating an "impenetrable wall" of support from …
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