Municipalities laud decision to abandon forced consolidations as “triumph of reason”
Few on Friday lamented the decision of the Government to abandon its pursuit of the power to oblige municipalities to consolidate against the will of the town council. “This was a triumph of reason,” touted Päivi Rahkonen, the mayor of Hollola. “The decision is naturally a relief for surrounding municipalities. The entire proposal was unconstitutional and would have been impossible to implement,” she added.