The TC had an editorial in favour of amalgamating the local governments. There was also a letter from John Hutchinson arguing for amalgamation.
Both are fine sentiments and point out very good reasons for the amalgamation of our local governments, problem is that there is no serious discussion happening from any local government on the issue.
What is needed is a local citizen lead initiative to reorganize our local governance. There have been some small attempts to do this in the past, but nothing serious has happened. Some of the attempts have looked too partisan for many people, others have simply not gotten off of the ground.
If I had a lot of spare time, I would spearhead something, but with four kids, lots of work, and community volunteering, there is no time left for me to take this on.