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I would never do anything to hurt the military or our country," said Mike Mouser, a resident of nearby Alamo Ranch who faces annexation.
org ) is the secretary and legislative affairs representative for Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexations.
These houses were in the Cordova Memphis Annexation Reserve but kept the same Shelby County schools, services, and taxes throughout.
If the city wants to allocate $25,000 to do a study on annexation versus incorporation, we would be happy to take the donation and commission a separate independent study that does a comparison (between the two)," said Bossert, on a town council committee formed to explore the options.
The annexation is the fourth and final portion of Deltic's 4,700-acre development.
Local journalist Chris Lawrence, curator of the Memphis Watch Web site, offers two examples: "The recent annexation of the Wolfchase Galleria area has reduced police coverage to one police car per shift; the area's fire coverage is two Memphis firefighters in a pickup track followed by a county crew to do the actual work.
You can have instances where several large property owners with valuable property can force real people into annexations they don't want.
The following May, the Castaic Town Council -- which stood in the way of the city's attempt to annex just the business complex -- reached out to the city after petitions supporting annexation circulated in three neighborhoods.
The two governments may be close to compromise over annexation rules for the city's blueprint for growth, the Florence 2020 Plan.
He suggested that the county could change its language on triple- majority annexations to drop the need for approval by a majority of voters there if, in fact, there are no voters there.
The Local Agency Formation Commission had tentatively approved the annexation, but after enough protests were received to potentially trigger a vote - and LAFCO subsequently discovered it had failed to provide sufficient notice to schedule the required hearing - the decision was tabled.
Population and tax base growth appear to be slowing following major annexations in 1999 and 2000.