The problem with Walsh a decade ago or Alliance back in the 90s is that the there was no one moving there and demanding city services. The city annexed the empty land and subsidized the sprawl. I have no problem with people living where they choose. I just don't want the city footing the bill unnecessarily. We already have a patchwork of city governments bordering the city of Fort Worth. I'm interested in hearing examples of where it is so terrible that FW annexing the land would have been a better option. Yes, you're right, the city will find a way to get city services to these areas. Because the taxes brought in from those areas doesn't cover the cost of spreading city services out that far, they just dilute service and spending across the city and lower quality of life across the board.
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