Annexation Criteria responds to a 1994 legislative request to define the terms "urban or suburban in character" and "rural residential" as they pertain to Minnesota s annexation law. The Minnesota Planning report provides background information on the state's annexation law as well as similar laws elsewhere. It also examines some intergovernmental issues affecting annexation, such as overlapping authorities, scattered fringe-area development, service provision and cooperative planning activities. Finally, as an option to annexation, the report proposes a planning approach including revenue sharing and mandatory planning for some jurisdictions.
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