The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2003
Numerous individuals have suggested that the consolidation of some public services (police, fire, libraries, etc.) in Hampton Roads would save money. The evidence on this score is mixed, but very interesting, and should challenge some public officials.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 6: Consolidation of Public Services in Hampton Roads: Would We Save Money and Enhance the Service We Receive?" (2003). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 134.