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Old 10-10-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Annexation in Richmond would be horrible because all the suburban* dweebs would ruin our great city. I'm thrilled at who my city attracts and thank god (or some likeness) that it repels the people that it does. The same horrible people (and their descendants) that left the city to flounder (for fear of integration) are the ones that ***** about it now. They deal with their guilt by trying to blame taxes and mismanagement for their racist actions.

Good riddance suckers. We've fostered something beautiful here and don't need you to ruin it.

*all you cool suburbanites can continue to celebrate meaningful events in the city and bring your out of town guests in to gaze at our beautiful and significant landmarks
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There is one example of what you cited which has already happened however - the Tidewater area of Virginia. Virginia Beach started out more or less as a suburb of Norfolk, and is now over twice the size of Norfolk in terms of population. Admittedly this is mostly due to larger landmass - Norfolk at least has some old urban neighborhoods, and I don't think there's anything in Virginia Beach even resembling a CBD. But it still has outgrown the original core city.
The town of Virginia Beach has a core which is basically the strip. Which tourism is a big money maker in Virginia Beach. And as of the last 14 years, Virginia Beach also has a downtown now that is home to the tallest building in Virginia located in the Pembroke area of the city.


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Old 10-11-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Annexation in Richmond would be horrible because all the suburban* dweebs would ruin our great city. I'm thrilled at who my city attracts and thank god (or some likeness) that it repels the people that it does. The same horrible people (and their descendants) that left the city to flounder (for fear of integration) are the ones that ***** about it now. They deal with their guilt by trying to blame taxes and mismanagement for their racist actions.

Good riddance suckers. We've fostered something beautiful here and don't need you to ruin it.

*all you cool suburbanites can continue to celebrate meaningful events in the city and bring your out of town guests in to gaze at our beautiful and significant landmarks
Grow up, there were no criticisms of those who choose to live in the city. Your elected officials are to frequently inept and corrupt but if you like them that's fine it's not my tax dollar paying.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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But you are wrong about what happened in Colorado when Denver annexed Adams County land in 1988. Denver did not receive any exemption from the provisions of the Colorado constitution. Minus the airport (about 50 sq. mi.) Denver is about 100 sm. In point of fact, Salt Lake City; Omaha; Little Rock; Portland; Philadelphia; Detroit and Raleigh are large cities that are >100 sq. mi. Cities >153 sq. miles include Wichita, KS; Montgomery, AL; NOLA; Albuquerque; Columbus,OH; Chicago; Virginia Beach; Lexington, KY; Charlotte, NC; Austin; NYC; Kansas City, MO; Memphis; Louisville, KY; Ft. Worth; Dallas; Chesapeake, VA; Indianapolis; LA; Nashville; Phoenix; Houston; OK City; Jacksonville, FL; and 4 Alaska cities. I have bolded the cities east of Denver.

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And your point is?
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:44 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And your point is?
That many cities east of Denver are as large or larger in square miles.
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