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Comuni with fewer than 1000 residents to merge

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Aug 2011, 18:07

When the Italian government announced in mid-August that it would force towns with fewer than 1,000 residents to merge with their neighbors as part of an emergency cost-cutting budget, there were strident protests across the country.


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Re: Comuni with fewer than 1000 residents to merge

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Aug 2011, 18:13

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Re: Comuni with fewer than 1000 residents to merge

Postby Squigy » 30 Aug 2011, 04:15

Interesting. Thanks for linking!

Do you think this will go through? I mean, it seems like people in Italy have a lot of pride in the town they're from, especially when it comes to the smaller ones.
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Re: Comuni with fewer than 1000 residents to merge

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Aug 2011, 14:06

If I understand this http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9PDUVE80.htm correctly, a proposed revision would allow the smaller comuni to continue to exist while reducing the size of their town councils and eliminating the pay of council members.
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