How about still collecting full taxation while shifting almost every single service from public safety to zoning to the city? What remains beyond courts, health, and the sheriff's services (less patrol)?
City residents pay what amounts to double taxation for absolutely no benefit over what a county resident receives. I might actually be able to stomach forced annexation if it wasn't such a blatant money grab and the taxes were fairly offset. Let city residents pay only city taxes and a nominal fee for using the services still provided by the county.
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