Asheville City Council letter regarding state annexation law

This March 18, 2008 letter from Asheville City Council was delivered to members of the N.C. House Select Committee on Municipal Annexation, which held a public hearing in Asheville to listen to residents’ thoughts and concerns regarding the state’s annexation laws.

The letter states, in part: “With respect to the City of Asheville, we believe annexation is an important growth management tool because our city lacks the incentives other cities in the State of North Carolina have to ensure steady, sustainable growth. Specifically, due to legislation known as the Sullivan Acts, Asheville is unable to require annexation as a condition of water service.”

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