Connecticut is home to some of the wealthiest Americans in the country, and yet its cities are among the nation’s poorest. Some say the first step to ending this inequality is to spread the wealth from thriving suburban areas to struggling urban areas.
This hour, we talk regionalization – will Connecticut ever embrace it as the state struggles with constant deficits?
Plus, we check in with Jacksonville, Florida which went through a consolidation process decades ago. What can we learn from that city’s successes and failures?
Do you think regionalizing services is the only way to save our cities from going under? Or does it threaten the identity of our state and quality of life?
- Kevin Maloney - Director of Communications and Member Relations at Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
- Luke Bronin - Mayor of Hartford
- Lisa Heavner - First Selectman of the Town of Simsbury
- Georgette Dumont - Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.