As stated above, trust is the issue. Some time in the future I would consider voting for consolidation but after watching the city of Memphis elect Willie Herenton five times I don't trust them to give the issues thoughtful consideration.
If Memphis would make progress on the issues of crime and education, those of us in the county would likely be the ones pushing for consolidation. Right now it just looks like a way to expand Memphis's diminishing tax base.
By Micaela Watts
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