NC House Panel Hears To Reform Annexation Laws

Complaints about North Carolina laws that allow cities and towns to annex nearby property owners against their will are getting a further airing in the General Assembly.

The House Finance Committee will hear Thursday from people who
want to reform the laws that let communities expand as money
spreads out of town, but which also can force landowners into
communities and taxes they don't want.

The wide-ranging annexation reform bill being shaped in the
House would ensure that annexed residents receive expected services and have recourse if that's delayed.

Annexation opponents are dissatisfied that affected residents
still wouldn't be allowed to vote on whether to accept annexation,
something that municipal officials oppose.


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