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Old 06-21-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was reading on wiki that metairie is a unincorporated area and not a consolidated city-county governent. a census designated place in Jefferson parish adjecent to nola.

if it's not a census designed city couldn't it be counted as part of new Orleans land one day.

then that would give n.o. a larger population( more gov funding money)
and it could be like a borough in nola just as Brooklyn counts for nyc population.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I think it's theoretically possible, but it wouldn't happen. There would incredibly strong opposition by Metairie residents. Also, it is in Jefferson Parish, and I'm willing to bet most people in Jefferson Parish do not want to have to be affiliated with Orleans Parish (which is coextensive with the city of New Orleans).

Metairie basically became what it is today because of white flight from the city of New Orleans.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I don't what role New Orleans being in Orleans Parish and Metairie being in Jefferson would play, but I don't see this happening anytime soon. The mere thought is enough to give birth to a legal dispute out of this world between two areas that already have a ridiculously strained relationship. This would also drastically alter the demographics and political landscape to a state that although it may be needed, neither side wishes to see.

Honestly, I think it would just look good on paper.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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NOLA definitely needs to annex Metarie as part of its return to glory
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Jefferson Parish would never give up Metairie and the tax base. So far as I know, one parish/county cannot annex another's land.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Jefferson Parish would never give up Metairie and the tax base. So far as I know, one parish/county cannot annex another's land.
I didn't thinks so either. That's why I made a point of mentioning that it was in a different parish. Also, it sounds like it would be a big hassle as far as school systems, taxes, etc. But I'm sure if they wanted it to happen they could make it happen.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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ROFLMAO!!! Could y'all just see the total freak out Metairie and Orleans residents would have?! Oil and water.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Its funny since they both despise each other, but they need each other to survive and thrive.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: La Ville de la Nouvelle Orleans
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I live in Old Metairie and personally I would support this 100%. I think both Met and NO would benefit from it. However, I think the large white population in Metairie and the large black population in New Orleans would be against it. Neither one wants to be governed or surrounded by the other...
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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I live in Old Metairie and personally I would support this 100%. I think both Met and NO would benefit from it. However, I think the large white population in Metairie and the large black population in New Orleans would be against it. Neither one wants to be governed or surrounded by the other...

I think NOLA would prosper more if the two races could live together in harmony like here in San Antonio. Here we have Germans, Hispanics, African American , Asians and other races all living together in every part of the city.

If the two would merge NOLA pop would be over 500K and would attract not only gov but private investor. I just can't believe that a city like NOLA with all the natural resources around it is not one of the most powerful cities in the South or the USA.

NOLA police force should set up in the durg crime riden parts of town and get rid of most of that mess. Just like the Phonix sherriff does
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