Annexation

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East Cleveland, a struggling suburb of Cleveland, has ended up in so much fiscal distress that it is considering allowing Cleveland to annex it as a desperation move. We may need to rethink our decades of assumptions about home rule in the Northeast.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The question of whether the city of San Antonio should annex some or all of five potential areas is overwhelming the political debate about the city's recently released draft comprehensive plan.
Rivard Report
Feature
July 31, 2015, 5am PDT
Josh Whitehead, planning director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning & Development (OPD), discusses competing with suburbs, implementing a new zoning code, and redeveloping, for a second time, historic streetcar corridors.
Josh Stephens
June 21, 2015, 7am PDT
Recent work by the American Planning Association’s professional institute’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program examined the case study provided by growth management challenges in and around the city of Helena, Montana.
American Planning Association
December 23, 2014, 9am PST
The city may grow by 200,000 in the next two years, surpassing Philadelphia and Phoenix, if city leaders agree to annex five surrounding unincorporated areas. The Wall Street Journal considers the effect of annexation on meeting inner city needs.
The Wall Street Journal
August 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Idaho Statesman
October 13, 2013, 1pm PDT
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.
Sacramento Bee
Feature
October 1, 2012, 5pm PDT

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 br

Ariel Godwin
September 26, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
NPR