City takes next step toward annexation


Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 1:00 a.m.

The city took another step forward Tuesday to allow residents along SW 20th Avenue to decide whether they want to become part of the city.

The City Commission voted 3-2 during a special meeting to give final approval to the Urban Services Report, a document outlining the government services required for the area.

Commissioners Ed Braddy and Tom Bussing voted against approving the report.

The commission will hold another special meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. in City Hall for the first reading of an annexation ordinance.

If the second reading of the annexation ordinance is approved during the commission's regular meeting Monday, the city can hold a special election on the annexation on April 29.

The University of Florida's student government asked the city to begin the annexation process, and hold the election before students - who populate the apartment-heavy area - leave for summer break.

The area is bounded by Interstate 75, SW 24th Avenue, SW 34th Street and the city limits to the north.

Ashley Rowland can be reached at 374-5095 or rowlana@gvillesun.com.

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