Forced annexation in Indiana is heavily weighted in favor of cities and towns. In an involuntary annexation, landowners have two alternatives: Give in, or go to court.
It is too hard, time-consuming and expensive for ordinary citizens to fight an annexation. No citizen should be forced to go to court to protect his everyday rights as a landowner.
It’s time to stop forcing landowners to give in to the whims of city and town officials who make unsubstantiated claims about growth, progress and economic development.
We urge state legislators to vote in favor of Senate Bill 330 if it includes real reforms.
Don Villwock, president
Indiana Farm Bureau