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FitzGerald Pushes For More Regional Government In State Of The County Speech

ideastream, 1 February 2012
Fitzgerald made it clear early in the speech that he has bigger plans that involve a much higher degree of regional cooperation than has been talked about thus far.  He said the current patchwork of what he called “individual kingdoms’ meaning all the small to mid-size municipalities that surround Cleveland, is powerless to coordinate a strategy to compete in a global economy. 

FITZGERALD:  “We are not on a real trajectory to any serious form of shared services, strategy or consolidated government, we just are not.  And it’s time to stop pretending that we are.”

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