Jeff Sadow: No Need to Halt City Annexations [VIDEO]
Dr. Jeffrey Sadow, political analyst and professor at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about a motion recently introduced by Councilwoman LeVette Fuller to put a twelve month moratorium on all land annexations by the city of Shreveport.
Sadow, who tells KEEL listeners that such a move by the council is an overreach and that annexations should be considered by the council on a case-by-case basis.
Sadow explained in a recent article at theinquisator.com:
"Democrat Councilor LeVette Fuller last week had offered a resolution that would ask the Metropolitan Planning Commission to forgo approval of most annexation requests for a year. Fuller also made a verbal request that the city use this interlude to look at the costs associated with providing and maintaining infrastructure such as water, sewer, streets, trash pickup, and police and fire protection.'
"This week the Council, by Fuller’s assent, postponed the matter. She said the issue deserved more study for policy recommendations to come. Fuller argues that annexation to date has occurred in an uncoordinated and piecemeal fashion. This, she claims, spreads infrastructure too thinly.'
"But none of this is necessary, for it’s duplicative. Measures already in place prevent the problems Fuller alleges exist, if adhering to regulations and the political will exists."
To read all of Dr. Sadow's column on annexation, JUST CLICK HERE!