I couldn’t be there and I can’t seem to get storify.com online, so here’s what’s out so far (check out @johnkohlstrand and @lauraejjohnston to see their streams on twitter.com). I’ll update as there are more:
All four communities share schools, senior services, recreation. #burbmerger
Residents would have to vote in 2012 for formal study. Then, vote on whether to merge in 2013.
Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike and Woodmere are studying merger
And we have a hashtag now – #burbmerger
From Cleveland Magazine, which ranked Pepper Pike #3 in this years suburb ratings:
@ClevelandMag: Woodmere Mayor Smith: “Time for leaders in smaller communities to try to come together.” #burbmerger (best hashtag ever)
I have to agree – burbmerger is a good one!
Previous Cleveland Mag tweets on the announcement:
One possible name for towns considering merger: Chagrin Hills. #burbmerger
Suburbs shocker: The four merged suburbs will be Orange, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills and Woodmere. #burbmerger
If voters approve a merger, they should be allowed to crowdsource the name of the new municipality.