Talk:Municipal annexation in the United States

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What's going to be the standard for including cities here?[edit]

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?[edit]

See histories of Jacksonville, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, Miami, Florida, Melbourne, Florida, Honolulu, Hawaii, Houston, Texas, Juneau, Alaska, and Lexington, Kentucky. (talk) 20:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Shoestring annexation merger[edit]

This Article Has Major Issues[edit]

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)

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