Annexation reform is expected to be a hot topic when state lawmakers reconvene for a special session in July.
The recent legislative session featured several defeats for local control, and the special session in July could mean more of the same.
The most divisive topics during the last live broadcast mayoral debate were the “sanctuary cities” lawsuit, police union contract, and annexation policies.
“How could I sit idly by and not try to do what I could to defend the military bases?” Menéndez said Sunday night.
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.