One neighborhood vows to sue as Palm Beach Gardens pursues annexation of 8,300 residents on 1,300 acres east of Interstate 95.
They came to Palm Beach Gardens City Hall roughly 200 strong Thursday to speak against annexation.
Most left without hearing the City Council’s response.
They would have been disappointed.
The council countered neighbors’ statements, saying there was no reason for hostility or panic and the city had no hidden agenda.
Also, the annexation proposal shouldn’t come as a surprise, council members asserted, as there have been talks about annexation for decades.
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City could grow by more than 10 percent if neighboring residents agree in March referendum.
Palm Beach Gardens rolled out a massive and ambitious effort Tuesday to annex more than 1,350 acres containing more than 8,300 residents, a move that ultimately would be decided by voters after a potentially divisive campaign.
The city has sliced the properties, all east of Interstate 95, into five zones. A majority of residents in each zone would have to vote yes on the March 19 ballot for their respective zone to enter the city.
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