Fact: Not true. The Joint Planning Commission is effectively not functioning at all. And it hasn't for the past fourteen months. Virtually nothing got done in all that time because not enough commission members came to the meetings. Among its extremely important agenda items, this commission is responsible for updating the Tri-Community Plan. That update is now more than two years late. So, while it might not have taken consolidation to form this commission, it appears it will take consolidation... to make it work.