City-County Consolidation in North Carolina

Part 1 - City-County Consolidation in North Carolina Generally

Part 1 deals with North Carolina city-county consolidation as a general matter – what it means, how to go about developing a proposal, important substantive issues that must be addressed in a consolidation process, and political issues that make consolidation difficult. Throughout this part, the experiences from the eight significant North Carolina efforts will be used to illuminate the discussion. This section also includes two statutes that are fundamental for any consolidation effort.