Annexation

Following a controversy over annexation on the northwest boundary of Boise back in July, an Idaho Statesman article examines the prospect (and history) of plans to annex a much more populated area to the city's southwest.
Aug 16, 2014   Idaho Statesman
After waiting more than five years, Elk Grove, one of the fastest growing cities in California and the country, will soon learn whether it can expand its planning area by another 8,000 acres to accommodate more residents.
Oct 13, 2013   Sacramento Bee
Recently, it’s been suggested that the collapse of the Ponzi scheme of spending and taxing inherent in sprawling development patterns may be responsible for pushing municipalities to the brink of bankruptcy. Ariel Godwin applies a quantitative analysis to examine whether there is, in fact, a correlation between city form and expenditures. Exclusive
Oct 1, 2012  By Ariel Godwin
With no advance warning, residents of the large city of Chaohu were told on August 22nd that their city no longer existed. The city's land and people are now divided into 3 and incorporated into other nearby cities.
Sep 26, 2011   NPR