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Birk, E. (2013). "Who Picks Up the Bill? Problems With One-Sided Service Mergers:The Case of the Onondaga County Police Services Merger," Shared Services Project, Dept of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Towns and cities across New York State are looking to cut costs. Consolidation and Enhanced Service Agreements are one way to redesign the system, but these moves do not always benefit all parties involved. This brief outlines the story of the Town of Clay, New York’s police service merger to draw important lessons about building shared service agreements that stick. 

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Subject: Intermunicipal Cooperation