Dozens of property owners from unincorporated areas outside of San Antonio squeezed into a Capitol hearing room to testify in support of annexation reform.
The agreement involves San Antonio ceding 12 square miles of unincorporated land in pockets of Bexar County along I-10 East near Loop 1604 East to Converse
Converse City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday to back an interlocal annexation agreement with San Antonio that will ultimately triple the size of Converse.
The population of Converse, currently at 22,000, actually will grow to more than the projected 62,000-plus over the life of the 17-year deal.
City Council unanimously approved an Inter-Local Agreement with the City of Converse that will triple its size and and population over the next 17 years.
A surplus of $8.6 million over 20 years is expected if the Converse annexes the same area once rejected by San Antonio’s City Council.
Converse will add 5.2 square miles to its city limits, with San Antonio giving up 2.2 square miles of land through boundary adjustments.
City Council voted 9-2 to approve annexation plans for a 1.6 square mile area within the U.S. Highway 281 Commercial Corridor Thursday.
Certain City requirements for annexation don’t apply to the Hwy 281 North Commercial Corridor since it is more commercial than residential.
The City of San Antonio will move forward with four different annexation processes for areas outside city limits after City Council voted 8-2 in favor of the plans on Thursday.