For years now, school districts in many states have consolidated. Especially in America's rural areas. Do you think that we will ever see this for local governments, namely city governments?
I have been trying to work with our some towns that are near our town of 3,000 people. Each of the smaller towns near us is within 10 miles and has under 1,000 people. Together we could have a greater service offering for residents and more efficiency and I do not think local control would be lost to any great extent. Yet, this has been resisted by these towns in the name of local control. Even when some of them are on the edge of becoming unincorporated.
Its not popular for this to be forced from the state level, yet I think it would improve local government services to many areas.