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Fayetteville Leaders Speak To Residents About Annexation

Posted January 28, 2006 3:55 a.m. EST

— The U.S. Supreme Court turned down their case, but a massive annexation plan isn't quite a done deal in Fayetteville

The 40,000 people living in these neighborhoods plan to hold the city accountable, starting with a meeting on Saturday. The mayor, City Council members and other city leaders fielded questions about utilities, taxes and other city services.

"I think by having this type of meeting and then being out and straightforward and answering our questions, it would cut down on the hostility of the people that have been newly annexed," said resident Ruth Jones.

The City Council recently formed a City Committee that's made up of citizens and council members. There are also plans to put together an advisory committee to get more citizens involved.