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Raleigh to Delay Extending Zoning Outside City

Posted January 30, 2008

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— A City Council committee on Wednesday called for delaying a proposed extension of Raleigh's extra-territorial jurisdiction boundaries until growth impacts could be studied.

The City Planning Department studied the ETJ growth for more than a year before recently targeting six locations east of the city, totaling about 6,000 acres. ETJ areas are located outside of cities limits but are controlled by municipal zoning regulations.

The City Council must request the ETJ boundary extension from the Wake County Board of Commissioners. But the council's Comprehensive Planning Committee voted Wednesday for a delay.

Councilman Russ Stephenson said he wanted to know how the ETJ extension would affect Raleigh's existing tax base. Councilwoman Nancy McFarlane expressed concern about the impact of adding new customers to the city's Department of Public Utilities.

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  • RonnieR Jan 30, 2008

    Probably would do better to close donut holes. We got our
    new fire district map and the VA Clinic off of Sunnybrook
    is in the county. We also have a some more spots inside the beltline and, some out, that are in our fire protection
    district. Not complaning, mind you, but I'll bet there
    are a lot of folks that think they're in Raleigh, because
    they're surrounded by Raleigh.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 30, 2008

    The county commissioners need to shoot this down permanently. I wish we had some investigations going on into who is paying for this push of expanding the city limits. Pockets are being lined and it would be interesting to know which pockets and who are lining said pockets.