Monday, April 14, 2014

First Read, Then Heed Kotkin's Warning

The latest Joel Kotkin piece is a good read.  It's also a warning.

Citing that "U.S. suburbs now account for 2.7 times the population of core cities," Kotkin warned of the movement to regionalize governments.  His piece is titled "Dont' Make Big City Mayors Regional Rulers," and it's a must-read for us suburban dwellers.

Kotkin warns of a movement to grab power by big city mayors saying, "Increasingly, it is becoming a movement to create ever more powerful regional governments, which tend to be dominated by large cities, their mayors and their power blocs, whether unions, bureaucracies or politically connected developers."

Could we be seeing signs of this  movement in Ohio?

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