I couldn't be there and I can't seem to get storify.com online, so here's what's out so far (check out @johnkohlstrand and @lauraejjohnston to see their streams on twitter.com). I'll update as there are more:
All four communities share schools, senior services, recreation. #burbmerger
Residents would have to vote in 2012 for formal study. Then, vote on whether to merge in 2013.
Communities have tossed around new names. One idea: Chagrin Hills
Orange mayor says her residents don't care where the truck comes from; they just need to know where to call.
County to help communities study cost savings. Residents could vote in 2013.
Woodmere mayor: "Our community will not be gobbled up."
Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike and Woodmere are studying merger
And we have a hashtag now - #burbmerger
From Cleveland Magazine, which ranked Pepper Pike #3 in this years suburb ratings:
@ClevelandMag: Woodmere Mayor Smith: "Time for leaders in smaller communities to try to come together." #burbmerger (best hashtag ever)
I have to agree - burbmerger is a good one!
Previous Cleveland Mag tweets on the announcement:
One possible name for towns considering merger: Chagrin Hills. #burbmerger
Suburbs shocker: The four merged suburbs will be Orange, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills and Woodmere. #burbmerger
If voters approve a merger, they should be allowed to crowdsource the name of the new municipality.
Live Tweets of PD's Laura Johnston & County Press Sec'y re: Moreland, Orange, Pepper Pike & Woodmere Merger Exploration
Posted by Jill on Wednesday, June 22, 2011