City of Memphis, Caught Off Guard by Legislative Effort to Curtail Annexation Rights, Moves to Catch Up.
Committee will rush Gray’s Creek ordinance to counter new “Norris-Todd” bills aimed at breaking countywide compact on annexation zones.
January 30, 2012 at 9:24PM
In an uncanny echo of the situation a year ago, when City of Memphis officials, threatened with state action to overpower local options on school merger, unified in opposition, Mayor A C Wharton and the City Council stand ready on Tuesday to expedite the emergency annexation of the still unincorporated Gray’s Creek suburban area. The action, in response to two new bills introduced by Republican legislators Mark Norris and Curry Todd curtailing Memphis’ powers of annexation, will begin with a meeting of the Council’s personnel, intergovernmental, and annexation committee at 4:30 p.m.