Monday, August 16, 2010


File under the more things change.....  Anyone notice the little story last week that says the municipality of Ross is opposed to disincorporating...  Not a big surprise in itself, but it does look at the issue in a very narrow way.  It's not just a question of Ross, or any single municipality, or even of municipalities in general. When you add it up, there are a lot of governments in Pennsylvania, and we pay for it one way or another.

Completely random historical footnote related to that... Looking for something else I recently came across this article from 1974:  Study Seeks to Cut Government Growth.  The article and the report it focused on had a section talking specifically about Whitehall. What really caught my eye was the he graphic that went with it:

The article and graphic refer back to an ACIR report that had the chart below.  I could update that chart today I guess, but why bother.  Would it have changed much?  The curious thing is the inclusion of the City of Pittsburgh in that table. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love Google News.

My gut reaction is, if the argument is that there's too much government, who's is going to take care of functions like roads and water that extend beyond the borough lines? Or is everyone just going to drive in cricles in Whitehall, limiting their shopping and employment to Caste Village?

Sunday, August 22, 2010 12:12:00 PM  

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