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Old 05-27-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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For Miami Beach, I'd annex the remaining beach communities (Surfside, Bal Harbour, and Sunny Isles) as well as some wealthy enclave islands (Indian Creek, Fisher Island).

Normally I'd advocate consolidating Miami with Miami Beach, but as disastrous as Miami Beach's politics can be, Miami is worse.
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I think for Dallas the Park Cities would be the smartest move for Dallas. The extra taxes would justify it. Besides, they already drive on our roads anyway since they are an island. Dallas would get a lot of of that deal and park cities would finally have to pay for what they use and have more skin in the game for the city. (Dallas does all the policing around park cities, park cities people drive on our roads to go anywhere, they are basically just a tax haven)

Irving makes more sense than Plano because of the airport and general location. It also captures fortune 500 companies.
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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I think for Dallas the Park Cities would be the smartest move for Dallas. The extra taxes would justify it. Besides, they already drive on our roads anyway since they are an island. Dallas would get a lot of of that deal and park cities would finally have to pay for what they use and have more skin in the game for the city. (Dallas does all the policing around park cities, park cities people drive on our roads to go anywhere, they are basically just a tax haven)

Irving makes more sense than Plano because of the airport and general location. It also captures fortune 500 companies.
I can see your point, but you have to understand that having the Park Cities would negatively impact Dallas's urban core. Highland Park is a bubble and their interests would come at the the expense of Downtown's.
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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I can imagine a waaaay bigger New York City, something like this:

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Old 05-27-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I can see your point, but you have to understand that having the Park Cities would negatively impact Dallas's urban core. Highland Park is a bubble and their interests would come at the the expense of Downtown's.
I could see that being an issue, but as it is, they already mooch off of Dallas. Maybe having some skin in the game for the city would help.
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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All of LA County plus Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks becomes part of LA.
All of LA County south of Santa Clarita and west of San Dimas, plus all of Orange County, becomes part of LA. It makes more geographic sense that way.
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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All of LA County south of Santa Clarita and west of San Dimas, plus all of Orange County, becomes part of LA. It makes more geographic sense that way.
Honestly, the only cities I would add to Los Angeles would be East Los Angeles (unincorporated), Bell, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, Commerce, Maywood, Cudahy and South Gate
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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For Miami Beach, I'd annex the remaining beach communities (Surfside, Bal Harbour, and Sunny Isles) as well as some wealthy enclave islands (Indian Creek, Fisher Island).

Normally I'd advocate consolidating Miami with Miami Beach, but as disastrous as Miami Beach's politics can be, Miami is worse.
Fisher Island is already part of Miami Beach.

I can see Miami Beach annexing all the way up to Bal Harbour but not any further. Haulover Park seems to be a very natural boundary for the city and the vibe of Sunny Isles/Aventura to the north of it seems significantly different to me to be included.
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Old 05-27-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Honestly, the only cities I would add to Los Angeles would be East Los Angeles (unincorporated), Bell, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, Commerce, Maywood, Cudahy and South Gate
Oh come on. At least let us have West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, and Santa Monica.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: The City of Brotherly Love
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For Philly, I would annex:
-Cheltenham Township
-Upper Darby Township
-Lower Merion Township

Now, if we're talking about changing city borders, I would change Philly's southwestern border from Cobbs Creek to the Darby Creek, possibly going as far as everything inside of I-476. The major advantage of a southwestern expansion would be that Philly would gain complete control of the airport. Most of Philadelphia International Airport is in Tinicum Township, which is in Delaware County. Philly's southern and western suburbs don't drop too far off in density, meaning that Philly would remain over 10,000 ppsm. Finally, the boost in tax revenue would be HUGE!

Any annexation by Philly would be interesting, as Philadelphia is a consolidated city-county. If Philly expands, would Philadelphia County simultaneously expand? Would this mean that the city now spreads across multiple counties?
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