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Tennessee panel seeks extension of moratorium on annexation

Matthew Lane, NET News Service • Nov 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is recommending a statewide moratorium on city-initiated or “forced” annexations be extended by one year to allow commissioners more time to finalize its recommendations, if any, for improving current state annexation law.

If approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, the new deadline would be May 15, 2015.

Earlier this year, the state legislature imposed a one-year moratorium on all city-initiated annexations to allow TACIR time to complete a comprehensive review and evaluation of annexation laws and how the system has worked since the landmark “Smart Growth Law” was passed in 1999.

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