Annexation 2014

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The annexation measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot was approved (see map above).  Beginning December 1, the City will begin providing public safety service, both police and fire, to all annexed properties, and residents can expect a typical response time of approximately five minutes or less for emergency calls.

Several open houses have been scheduled throughout December to welcome new residents to the City, share information about city services, and begin a conversation about public safety issues and neighborhood watch coordination in newly annexed areas.  New City residents are also encouraged to contact their homeowners' insurance providers to determine whether they may qualify for lower premiums as a result of inclusion within the city limits.  This is a factor for some insurance companies, but not others.  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about annexation are available below.


During goal setting for this year, the City Council identified annexation as their top goal:
  • A work session was held on March 3, 2014 to present annexation issues (PDF) and identify City Council objectives, issues, and direction for an annexation proposal.
  • A work session was held on April 21, 2014 to present an annexation proposal (PDF) based on the direction provided at the March 3 work session.
  • At their May 7, 2014 meeting, the City Council approved a motion directing staff to initiate actions for an ordinance to place an annexation proposal on the November 2014 ballot. (agenda & minutes, packet, results) See agenda Item 3.g. for an overview map and summary timeline. The proposal includes annexations in 18 areas, including eight 'triple majority' annexations and ten 'consent' annexations.
  • At the July 16, 2014 public hearing, the City Council adopted an ordinance approving the proposed annexation (PDF) with one revision that removed Area 11, subject to ratification by City electors on the November 4, 2014 ballot. The Council wants to review a proposal for an upcoming ballot to consider an annexation which would include all of the properties within the manufactured home parks in that area, rather than only those which were proposed as part of Area 11. The City Council also approved a resolution for the ballot title (PDF) for the November 4, 2014 ballot.
Meeting Notices & Informational Materials
Meeting notices were mailed to property owners on May 30, 2014. Additional notices were mailed to owners of manufactured homes in parks in June 2014.

Materials Mailed to Properties Proposed For Annexation

Cover letter, meeting information, and informational materials (PDF):
  • Cover Letter
    • June 10 informational open house (Area 1)
    • June 12 informational open house (Areas 2-18)
    • June 25 Planning Commission Public Hearing
    • July 16 City Council Public Hearing
  • Annexation Quick Facts
  • Annexation Frequently Asked Questions
  • Summary of Major Changes Resulting from Annexation
  • Example of Costs and Savings Associated with Annexation
Public hearing notice (PDF):
  • June 25 Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • July 16 City Council Public Hearing
Materials Mailed to Properties Within Surrounding 250 Foot Notice Area Only
(properties not proposed for Annexation)

 Public hearing notice (PDF):