Tuesday, February 27, 2007

100 File Suit Against Murfreesboro Annexation

These homeowners were not allowed to vote on the issue of annexation. Forced annexation is taxation without representation, plain and simple. We wish these homeowners the best in their legal fight against Mayor Bragg and the City of Murfreesboro. Kudos to John Emison and www.citizensforhomerule.com for helping these citizens and many others like them over the last 20 years.


The homeowners filed the lawsuit last Thursday and pursued legal help from Knoxville-based Citizens for Home Rule, a group dedicated to helping fight unwanted annexation.

"The governing body of the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has no power to provide any services to the citizens and residents of Rutherford County," the lawsuit states.

Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg said he hopes the issue will eventually be resolved.

"We did not take the action lightly," Bragg said. "We as a city staff and as a council spent considerable time learning and educating. I believe all parties have been and will be heard."