South Cordova residents discuss de-annexation during meeting | People
There's a new effort underway to try and undo last year's annexation of South Cordova by the city of Memphis.
A number of concerned residents met Thursday night to discuss filing a de-annexation petition. It would require getting signatures from 15 percent of registered voters in Memphis. That would set in motion the process of holding a referendum.
"My taxes doubled," said Janey Shaw of South Cordova during the meeting.
"I'm not getting anything out of it," she added.
Memphis councilman Jim Strickland proposed de-annexing the area months ago during a committee meeting. He has since backed off after learning how complicated it would be.
"Not only do I not know of any area in Memphis that's been de-annexed," said Strickland.
"But in the country that's been de-annexed," he added.
The citizens groups plans to proceed with the petition drive.