Talk:Municipal corporation

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Proposed merger[edit]

I propose merging Municipal corbporation with Municipal charter because both are short articles covering related aspects of the formation and operation of municipalities as legal entities. bd2412 T 00:34, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - It's true they are both somewhat short, however a charter which establishes a government corporation is a significantly different concept than the gov't corp itself. However, I would not be bashful about just duplicating some material and creating a section in each for it. I think both articles will grow standing on their own.Pontiff Greg Bard (talk) 01:22, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't know, they've both been around for over four years, and this is as far as either has gotten. bd2412 T 02:56, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Concur (conditionally) A municipal corporation and a municipal charter, while separate, can only exist in combination, for it is the charter theat creates the corporation. As long as no information is lost, I would propose that the charter be made a section of the corporation. I'm feeling bold, especially since discussion hasn't taken place on this in at least a couple of weeks Shentino (talk) 19:34, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
How about we merge them for now, and then break them out into separate articles if the information is expanded enough to merit separate articles? bd2412 T 19:49, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I have done just that. In fact, I was about to post the news here about my WP:BOLD edit when I got into an edit conflict with you. Take a look and see if you like what I did? Shentino (talk) 19:50, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
I like it. bd2412 T 20:15, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

I just now undid the merger. I was looking for the topic of "municipal charter" (which I believe is a topic distinct from municipal corporation) and found that Charter#Municipal charter directs the reader to this as the main article. Rather than maintaining circular redirect loops, I'm restoring this article. --Orlady (talk) 00:01, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Merge with Municipality[edit]

Notwithstanding the above merge discussion, I think this article and Municipality should be merged. I'm not saying to which one, but I think they should be merged. I'm not sure how these two articles got forked, but they really seem to be about the same thing—at least in intent, even if the content is different. Any thoughts? Darkest Tree Talk 18:14, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. Municipal corporation seems to be a name for the governing body of a municipality. But the term municipality can refer both to an administrative division (area) with its own governing body, and to the governing body itself. Since a locality or settlement without governing body is not a real municipality, the two concepts are almost synonymous. I propose merging into municipality since that is the more generic and normal word. Bever (talk) 01:34, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support, as before; if the topic grows enough to support two articles, it can be split again. Just be sure there are no circular links this time! bd2412 T 02:52, 10 March 2015 (UTC)