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Old 03-23-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Omaha doesn't really Have suburbs, just 2 true suburban cities south of the city, We've annexed the rest so we can develop our downtown, muahahahahahahaha!!!!
That's good planning!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:20 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The Colorado constitution makes it very difficult for Denver to annex land. The last annexation was for Denver International Airport.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Atlanta is not very engaged with its suburbs. The suburban counties (of which there are over 20) all have different ideas of how they want to do things and can never seem to agree with one another. The city and suburbs are constantly bickering over extending public transportation (with the suburbs usually complaining about the risk of increased crime and density). I tend to agree with the city on this one
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:41 AM
 
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Atlanta is not very engaged with its suburbs. The suburban counties (of which there are over 20) all have different ideas of how they want to do things and can never seem to agree with one another. The city and suburbs are constantly bickering over extending public transportation (with the suburbs usually complaining about the risk of increased crime and density). I tend to agree with the city on this one
Georgia has the smallest average county size in the U.S...

Atlanta has a positive relationship with some of its suburbs, especially the inner ring areas like Decatur, East Point, Doraville, Vinings, etc. There is no bickering about public transportation that I know of, but years ago there was an issue with Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties over joining MARTA - 35 years ago to be exact. Much has changed in those counties today and there isn't the same opposition as before...on the contrary, there is strong support for transit because people there are tired of traffic and want some alternative.

There is still a strong separation between Atlanta and most of the further out suburban areas.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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Atlanta doesnt hate the suburbs the sururbs hate Atlanta (its the suburbs outside the perimeter that hate Atlanta).
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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People in the city are just as pissed. It's a Cook County issue, not Chicago. Stroger got in because Illinois is cracked out as far as politics.
People in Chicago are pissed, but Chicago created Stroger, and voted him in. And the Cook County burbs are carrying the weight when it comes to sales tax receipts for the county and RTA.

There's also Daley's landgrab for the O'Hare expansion, using eminent domain to annex Rosemont neighborhoods. Daley is probably the most hated political figure in the burbs...even moreso than Blago, another Chicago product.

The collar counties really have no reason to whine as much as they do. since their tax burden is relatively low compared to what they receive (355 extension, extension of Metra to Elburn, potentially the STAR line and Prairie Parkway, etc.).
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Phoenix is very "engaged" with its suburbs. There are no other cities that blend into their suburbs as well as Phoenix. A lot of times, the only way you can tell you're in a different city is when the color of the street signs change.
Yes there are two other cities that I know of: Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I think Portland is not engaged with its suburbs at all. Actually I think it is very disrespectful and smug towards its suburbs, especially Vancouver, Wash. Of course I think Portland is rather smug and arrogant to begin with.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Yeah, the outer suburbs are what I was referencing. Where I previously lived (Fayette County) they even voted down express bus service. Those counties tend to distance themselves from the city quite a bit.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Colorado constitution makes it very difficult for Denver to annex land. The last annexation was for Denver International Airport.
Doesn't Denver even have its own county?
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