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Forced annexation is the very definition of "No Taxation without Representation"!!! How can members of the city council, who were put there by city residents (NOT COUNTY RESIDENTS) say that "they" think it is a good idea? Who is the spokesperson for the residents? No one, no representative, no elected official, no one, yet, taxes will go up. How is this even legal? I guess the County Commissioners have no say and cannot say no, not that they would, but there is no voice for the people that want to be heard. 50,000 people could show up and each have a very valid reason for opposing annexation, and yet, 7 people of whom no one in the county had an option to vote for in city elections, can decide "they want to" and that is it. Does not seem right. I suggest everyone write your representative and senator on the state and federal level and demand action and stop illegal land taking. Jim Quinn said that to serve the people that are current city residents there needs to continued expansion, however, when you expand and gain new people, then how do you support them, by continued expansion...It is unbelievable the logic that politicians use and how they just completely disregard the Constitution of the United States. There is absolutely no one in City Council that has a concern for the residents that will be annexed. We are considered a problem, a taker of city services and people that need to be dealt with this way. The businesses that we use located in the city pay city taxes and permit fees, etc. to operate and conduct business inside the city and as long as we, the consumer, are using their services and buying their goods, they can continue to pay for the priviledge of doing business in the city. The police have no problem writing county residents tickets for everything and that money is spread over many uses, so we pay to be in the city. People, please take a stand and do as much as you can to stop this illegal land seizure. You have no representative that is your advocate, yet the 7 people that you did not elect can choose, because "they want to" to make you live in the city, give you services you already have, and increase your taxes. And, to your point about replacing council members...County residents have NO say in that until it is too late!!!! City residents have that vote and the ones already in the city do not care that we are getting annexed against our wishes.
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