Why do cities annex property?

Cities annex to gain more control over land use and development in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City and to ensure that residents and businesses outside of the City's corporate limits who benefit from access to the City's facilities or services share the tax burden associated with constructing and maintaining those facilities and services. 

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1. Why do cities annex property?
2. Does the City of Boerne have the authority to annex?
3. What is the City's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?
4. What must a City follow to involuntarily annex property?
5. What is a non-annexation agreement?
6. Can I decline annexation?
7. When will the public hearings be held?
8. If I have questions, who do I call?