More than 30 people testified in support of annexation
reform, saying they want the right to vote when cities decide to annex their neighborhoods.
Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexations
had written a bill, House Bill 2938, to stop cities from requiring annexation
when providing a county service (e.
Map 1 shows that Cordova is bounded on the east by the county line, on the south by incorporated cities--Germantown and Collierville and their annexation
reserves--on the north by incorporated cities--Bartlett, Arlington, and Lake-land and their annexation
reserves--and on the west by Memphis.
Also, Newhall Land, which built and sold the Valencia Marketplace, included in the deed that the center should refuse annexation
to an existing city or inclusion in a new one.
But I am rather disturbed that as a city we do not look closely at capital improvement costs associated with annexation
On top of that, it gave new incorporations priority over annexation
Stotter suggested the board adopt rules regarding annexations
when the city wants to acquire land to address a public health concern, and those in which the wishes of property owners should be balanced against people who live on the land but don't own it, like renters.
Businesses in the Valencia Commerce Center and several Castaic neighborhoods had petitioned Santa Clarita for annexation
in July 2005.
If the annexation
is approved by the voters in fall 2006, an additional $164 million in capital financing will be needed to add instructional space in the annexed areas.
But realistically, Brubaker said, lands that potentially would be annexed under the triple-majority approach are overwhelmingly populated with single-family residential property owners, which means annexations
would not move forward without consent from a majority of them.
Florence also wants to strike the requirement that the county sign off on the research necessary for health-hazard annexations
Of the 27 annexations
the city has completed, just one had protests early on, but residents ultimately approved the annexation