Talk:Municipal annexation in the United States
What's going to be the standard for including cities here?
It seems to me that just about every US city has annexed some territory since they were first chartered. Jon 22:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
- Only a partial answer, but I'd suppose some research into some of the more unusual cases in the US - the massive historical expansion of Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix and Chicago; or the fairly well-studied process institutionalized for cities in North Carolina (David Rusk's Cities Without Borders gives the NC cities a detailed look, and Mike Davis' City Of Quartz does the same for L.A.). Offhand, those spring to mind for various reasons - the empire-building aspects of L.A. and Chicago's historic annexations, and the very unusual annexation legal philosophy in NC... Davidals 06:01, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
- There's a difference between annexing unincorporated territory and consuming other political entities. --Belg4mit 04:26, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Umm, what the heck is the point of the introduction? --Belg4mit 04:23, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
- I don't understand the point of the rest of the article, either. --Beirne (talk) 05:27, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Annexation vs. consolidation?
See histories of Jacksonville, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, Miami, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, Honolulu, Hawaii, Houston, Texas, Juneau, Alaska, and Lexington, Kentucky. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Shoestring annexation merger
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This Article Has Major Issues
If this article is about "municipal annexation," then it seriously needs to begin by focusing on just what "municipal annexation is"...that is, the process by which a city legally incorporates areas into it. There needs to be a discussion about "growth" and "services."
It is clear that the "shoestring annexation" merger didn't go well. We have a lot of examples of unusual annexation, but little or no discussion of regular annexation. The second section is fine, but where's the first section?Ryoung122 16:59, 23 November 2011 (UTC)