Group looking to consolidate local Evansville government with referendum

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September 16, 2009

EVANSVILLE, Indiana: The League of Women Voters is backing a measure that would alter the Evansville, Indiana government and change it to a city-county government consolidation, arguing that it would “streamline” the local government. According to the group, a consolidated government would also stimulate economic development because it would give businesses a simplified government that would enable them to better deal with local officials.

According to Roberta Heiman, league president:"We believe it's time for serious consideration of all possible things that might improve the efficiency of local governments...We think, most of all, that it's time for the citizens to be allowed to vote on whether to do this."[1]

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* Evansville-Vanderburgh County Government Consolidation Referendum, 2010