Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Kingsport backing off annexation plans

A raw exercise of power and a money grab...is that all annexation is about?

Why don't Tennessee cities simply start asking prospective new residents very nicely, "would you like to be annexed?" Why do city officials for so many Tennessee cities simply try to force annexation on the unwilling?
"On Aug. 30, 10 residents in Area 1 filed a lawsuit in Kingsport Chancery Court in an effort to stop the annexation. Citizens for Home Rule, a not-for-profit advocacy organization located in Knoxville, assisted the residents in the filing of the lawsuit."