Kevin Riordan writing for the Inquirer has made a thorough summary of the status of the Study Commission:
The title is actually an element of criticism, in that Riordan expresses that the Merger has been called off by those who have no place calling it off. Circumstances have put opponents of a merger in a position to block the progress of a Study, preventing us from even discovering whether or not a merger would be beneficial. A terrible violation of public trust. Riordan describes it as:
Whether to proceed with something as momentous as a municipal merger is a decision best made by the voters of both communities.
Not merely, with all due respect, by one mayor. Or two.