There are three main government entities in our area: the City of Spokane, Spokane County, and the City of Spokane Valley. That mean each entity has a team of accountants, and each has a team of engineers, and each has a bevy of planners and attorneys, etc. But what if the three were to consolidate? It would mean some layoffs, but it may also mean that a lot of functions would no longer be duplicated among the three jurisdicitons.

Here’s more on the suggestion from the Spokesman-Review. What’s your opinion on consolidating local government agencies?

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