Box 21, Folder 20, Document 10

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THE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.

2444 NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA BLUG.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303



VELEPHONE (404) 577-1941

October 23, 1967

The Honorable Ivan Allen

Mayor of the City of Atlanta

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia f

Dear Mayor Allen:

May I add my congratulations (to what I hope have \
been many) at your decision to press the issue of
consolidation. As you well know from our conversations,
the CIP Workshops, and the "Atlanta" article I am

100 per cent behind this reordering of our metropolitan
governments. If there is anyway I can be of help to you
in moving this effort forward, I am eager and willing.



Our firm has been deeply involved in this area in recent
months through our work with Savannah-Chatham County,

the Muscle Shoals Council of Governments, and the District
of Columbia. We are gaining some measure of expertise

and a deep understanding of the problems of governmental
restructuring.

It seems inappropriate to us because of our past work
for the City and my publically-known views for our firm
to make a proposal for the work now being contemplated
in studying consolidation. However, we are ready to
provide any advice and assistance you might deem helpful
in identifying appropriate firms to carry out the work.

To that end, I have reviewed the gualifications of some
of our competitors ( a difficult task to accomplish with-
out bias) to see who might do the City and County a good








The Honorable Ivan Allen Page 2.
October 23, 1967

job. One organization which you might consider is the
Midwest Research Institute.

I asked one of their staff to send me some information
on their activities and abilities in governmental
organization, a copy of which is enclosed.

If information on other firms such as this would be of
interest to you, I will be happy to assemble it and

pass it on.

Finally, let me again offer my time and the firm's time
to assist you on this project in any matter you might
suggest.

With best wishes,



GTH/am

Enc.




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