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May 6, 2008

Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission (LUARCC) News




Dear Mayor:

The recently convened Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission (LUARCC), which was created by the Legislature’s Special Session for Property Tax Reform, has established a website. The latest information on LUARCC can now be accessed at:

The LUARCC will study and report on the structure and functions of county and municipal government.  This effort includes the study of local taxing districts and their statutory basis.  It also includes the fiscal relationship between local governments, and the appropriate allocation of service delivery responsibilities from the standpoint of efficiency. The LUARCC will recommend legislative changes which would encourage the more efficient operation of local government.  These changes may include the structural and administrative streamlining of county and municipal government functions, including but not limited to, the transfer of functions from one level of government to another and the use or establishment of regional service delivery entities. 

In performing its work the Commission will be hearing from local and county government elected and appointed officials, professional employees, interested citizens, and organizations representing parties concerned about the work of the Commission.  The Commission also plans to post documents related to its work on this website.

LUARCC’s next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 29 at 9:30 A.M. in Trenton. For more information, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121.


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                                                        Executive Director





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