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WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: W. Gill, Sr. defends consolidation

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

The issue of government consolidation between Memphis and Shelby County continues to fill the "Your Turn" mailbox. Last week’s commentator said he would if the governments consolidated.

This week’s "Your Turn" writer takes the opposite view. In the words of W. Gill, Sr.:

"The whole consolidation idea must be based on lowering taxes, raising our standard of living, and improving law enforcement, fire and safety services for all citizens. As long as divisive self interests continue there cannot be any progress toward achieving this goal. This task will not be easy and I commend Mayor Herenton for having the courage to open the idea for discussion. Such discussions are long overdue. We must not be satisfied with living in the past but must be looking for ways to provide a better future for our children and grandchildren."

That’s W. Gill, Sr.’s turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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