Virginia has 40 independent cities—28 are eligible to revert to town status. With increased competition between city and county, reversion promises cities new clout and relief from costly education and social programs. Political scientists Elsie Barnes of Norfolk State University and Robert Roberts of James Madison University address this and other issues surrounding our beleaguered cities.
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