Sat, Oct 20, 2012 - Page 3 News List

Official urges residents be consulted on merger plan

By Yu Ming-chin and Jake Chung  /  Staff Reporter, with Staff Writer

Chen added that its smaller population would mean that it would lose elections, which would direct the focus of development to New Taipei City and not Yilan.

“It would be impossible for the city government to actually take care of Yilan and its residents, and we would have less power and our incomes would certainly not increase,” he said.

Yang Yi-lin (楊憶林), a white-collar worker, said there is a drastic difference between the simple personalities of Yilan’s residents and that of the metropolitan areas, adding that it would be terrible to contemplate what she would say when people asked her where she came from should the proposed merger go ahead.

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