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"Imagine a web woven by a spider on LSD and you might see a frightening similarity to the map showing the jurisdictional outlines of our 566 municipalities in NJ. Present the current facts and statistics of the situation to a systems analyst and you can expect howls of laughter. Given a free hand to reconstruct and reconfigure the present map, no one would attempt to justify a replication of the existing system."

Alan J. Karcher,
Multiple Municipal Madness

How to Use This Guidebook

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Intro-Local Officials | Intro-Citizens | How to Use | Community Challenge | Authors | Letter
Overview | Six Steps | Sample Timeline | One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
Woodbridge Model | What Woodbridge Can Afford? | How Much Does Small Cost?
Glossary | Common Questions | Historic First | A Century of Support

This guidebook provides an overview of the consolidation process. It translates a complicated piece of state legislation into six easy “steps.” Read the guidebook and you’ll understand the basics of consolidation in New Jersey.

If you want to do more, Courage to Connect NJ can help you start a local “citizens group” to advocate for municipal reform in your own town. At that point, we will provide you with two additional documents, which are only available to CTC-NJ members:

  • THE GUIDEBOOK TEMPLATES, which gives you the nuts and bolts for organizing a consolidation campaign. It has everything you need, including sample press releases, talking points, draft op-eds, and much more.
  • MEDIA TRAINING GUIDE, which offers strategies and suggestions for creating a clear and consistent message about your consolidation efforts.

All materials produced by CTC-NJ are available in hard copy and electronic formats.

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Chad Goerner interview on NJTV:




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Princeton's new Mayor Liz Lempert addresses the community:

Mayor Liz Lempert Video (click image to watch on nj.com; video is below slideshow)


Princeton Township Mayor Chad Goerner featured on NJTV:




Executive Director of CtoCNJ Discusses Consolidation on NJTV:

NJToday
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WMBC Introduces CtoCNJ:




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Fox News 29 in Cinnaminson:




CNBC in Woodbridge:




Gina's "Can NJ Connect?" video:




Abbott and Costello take a humorous look at what we don’t know about our own communities: