According to the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission blog, the leaders in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township have started dicussing a merger of their two communities. According to the blog, Olmsted Falls Mayor Robert Blomquist "wants to conduct a study and create a committee of residents." Both Blomquist and his City's Council President believe that merger would achieve costs savings and allow the Township to lower its property taxes. Although the communities have a joint school system, they have separate police, fire and service departments. If they were to merge, the Plain Dealer estimates that the joint population would reach 19,000, which is about the size of Rocky River, Ohio. In the 1970's Olmsted Falls merged with the Village of Westview.