Title

"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on the Citizen's Commission on Lewiston-Auburn Co

Source

Mainebiz

Date

11-12-2007

Pages

27-29

Abstract

"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on the Citizen's Commission on Lewiston-Auburn Cooperation, a 10-member council created to examine a merger of city services. Proponents of a union between the two cities say it could decrease taxpayer costs and increase efficiencies. But some officials, like Lewiston Fire Chief Paul Leclair, say their departments are already efficient and streamlined organizations, and that there is not redundancy. With comments by Stephen Eldridge, joint services coordinator; Laurie Lachance, president and CEO of Maine Development Foundation; Michael Bussiere, Lewiston police chief; and Charles Lawton, an economist hired to study the fiscal consequences of merging. With a related article on what Maine towns have done with regionalization grants.

Subjects

Lewiston, Auburn, Municipal employees, Municipal services

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