But the annexation
reform discussion was just as prominent during the proceedings.
Oregon's highest courts have repeatedly upheld the legality and legitimacy of voting on annexations
In the case of Memphis' annexation
of one part of Cordova, the owner of a $250,000 house would have seen annual taxes almost double from only the Shelby County property tax ($2,368.
But officials acknowledge the study was not tailored to answer questions related to annexation
to Santa Clarita or creation of a new city.
I'm not against annexation
," says Kelly, senior program coordinator at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
They rarely have trouble doing any of this, since state laws on annexation
are usually written by people with the same beliefs.
But without protective policies, those annexations
can sweep up rural residents who don't want to join the city and pay higher taxes for unwanted services.
The intention of the bill is to restore the fiscal viability of new incorporations and annexations
and it's certainly helping,'' said Michael Coleman, a fiscal policy adviser to the League of California Cities.
While overall enrollment gains have been modest, prospects for future growth appear favorable, given demographic trends of the service area, as well as the potential for annexation
Florence Mayor Phil Brubaker said health-hazard annexations
are a last resort to deal with ground water pollution concerns and the city would prefer to work with residents to fix or improve septic systems.
If it meets the requirements of an annexation
, it would be nothing but a simple annexation
,'' said Sandor Winger, executive officer of the county Local Agency Formation Commission, which rules on municipal boundary changes.
Last year, the county board changed its version of the plan so that such annexations
must also be supported by a majority of registered voters there.
The city has completed 27 annexations
in its 18 years, and only in the past year has Antonovich become involved.
Capital needs were undefined at the beginning of the decade due to several sizeable annexations
that occurred beginning in 1999.
occur both to form their districts and to modify district boundaries.