Opinion: The latest push for consolidation is a waste of time

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Clay Bailey
Daily Memphian

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage for the bulk of his career, except for a stint as sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September 2018. He now is suburban editor and also serves as a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.

Whatever good could come from consolidating Memphis and Shelby County governments doesn’t have a chance of passage as long as the dual vote is required.


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