It appears the Daily Journal and the Daily Post simply republished some press release from the "Mega-city" presentations at last Thursday's State of the Valley conference. You would have had to pick up the Post in print to see it since there is no web presence. The front page piece in the Post has the exact same quotes and the exact same sentence as the DJ about
Stretching from the rolling vineyards in north Sonoma County to the sprawling estates of southern Santa Clara County, the Bay Area has 6.9 million residents living in 101 cities, centered in the tech-rich Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
It's word for word. Now perhaps one or both papers will start asking the tough questions about what happens to citizen representation on local issues when the constituent count climbs dramatically? Or what happens when the special interests can consolidate their "resources" on fewer elections and fewer candidates? Or do we really want one homogenous city from Sonoma to somewhere south of San Jose? I thought diversity was viewed as good these days. Heck, the state is working so well, perhaps we just eliminate municipal and county government all together.