Jaffe Co-Authors Guidebook on Municipal Consolidation
on Wednesday, 02 February 2011.
A book has been published through Courage to Connect New Jersey that provides community groups with a step-by-step guide to consolidate municipalities.
The book, authored by Gina Genovese, Andrew Bruck and Jonathan Jaffe, is designed as a resource for residents and grassroots organizations eager to end waste in municipal government.
“Our state is broke, taxes are rising and municipal aid is shrinking,” Genovese said. “We need serious, lasting reforms – the kind of change that comes not from politicians, but from the people.”
Courage to Connect New Jersey has gathered some of the state’s best experts on local government, municipal consolidation, political organizing and media outreach to guide people through the process step-by-step. The book has everything groups need, from sample voter petitions to press releases to talking points.
The book is designed to help correct one of the Garden State’s most pressing problems and to create a more sustainable system of local government.
Jaffe said the book is being distributed at no cost through Courage to Connect New Jersey, although he recommends donations be made to the non-profit, non-partisan organization.