Here's a statement directly from CFPUA Board Mamber Jim Quinn's campaign site (truly written by a politician full of himself):
"For a city to survive and thrive it must grow. North Carolina is one of a handful of states that permits cities to annex adjacent areas that have developed to municipal standards, in some cases against their will. It is fair to both those being annexed and to those already living in the city as it ensures that all who benefit from the services and proximity to the city share in the costs of those benefits.
Municipal taxpayers pay for streets, transportation systems, fire and police; parks, and recreation and cultural amenities. Jobs and economic growth are built on that foundation. While it would seem fair to require a vote of those being annexed, rarely will a property owner voluntarily vote to pay more taxes.
Orderly growth is essential to the survival of a city. For this reason I have consistently voted when necessary for forced annexation. I consider it my duty to the tax paying residents of the city."
Thank God for small favors that he lost re-election.
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