About the study
Greater Batavia NY includes the City and the Town of Batavia. The City and Town were awarded a NYS grant, appointed a Study Committee and that committee recently presented a plan to create one unified government.
The consolidation plan was developed by a seven - member City/Town Consolidation Study Committee with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), a nonprofit consulting organization with expertise in government management.
In late 2010, the City and Town of Batavia were moving forward with plans to prepare revisions to the City Charter to incorporate the area in the Town, and to draft Home Rule legislation requesting permission from the NY Legislature to conduct a vote on consolidation.