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Consolidation proponents try to convince suburbs of benefits for them

Outlying mayors remain opposed to merger

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 06, 2021 5:10 PM CT | Published: September 06, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The world has changed drastically in the past 11 years, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced nationally in March 2020. That does not mean minds have changed on consolidation or that people are necessarily more open to even exploring the idea.

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Consolidation Suburbs Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald Mayor Mike Wissman Mick Wright Brian Stephens Chase Carlisle Memphis City Council Shelby County Commission Subscriber Only

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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