Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
There’s something which crossed my mind more than once and I was wondering what my contemporary counterparts of Somerville thought about it. I’m located in Cambridge (just next door) but I admire Somerville, as it seems to have the vibe or feel of how Cambridge used to feel. Esp. around Davis Sq. area.
In recent years Cambridge and Somerville have gotten a lot closer. For example our Hospitals share the same (C.H.A.) health network and well, I was wondering if there would be any shared interest in developing at least a discussion surrounding amalgamation of our two cities into a single municipality eventually.
Somerville, you can be Mayor for the first term of the shared space if you wish! lol. But I digress. I find a lot of our Sq’s and their surrounding neighborhoods overlap and I feel even in terms of public works, education, parks network, and police/fire departments.
Both our municipalities could probably realize a better functioning system or framework together as the hospitals have already done. Is there any interest amongst my Somerville counterparts to open dialogue on perhaps a future shared municipality government between our two regions?
Comment below and lets see what we can come up with!
Joel C. Payne