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Letter: Is annexation part of a hidden agenda?

Is annexation part of a hidden agenda?
I attended the informational meeting held by the city of Salisbury on March 27th at the Civic Center. The city had individuals from the city departments explain to the citizens being annexed what each of these departments could offer in ways of making our life better if we get annexed.
What I noticed most was none of these individuals could answer questions other than to repeat the information handed out called the City of Salisbury Annexation Report, which instinctively told me they were following instructions from their managers or the council. The report had incorrect information, which was pointed out by the spokesman from Centralina Council of Governments as such. It was almost comical when he acknowledged the error but offered nothing in the way of correcting the figures, although assuring everyone we would see the corrected figures at a later date.
I read in Friday’s Post someone did correct the figures and as many have stated show, the city will not profit at all by this annexation and will actually lose revenue.
I’m not the world’s smartest man, but I’ve been around long enough to know when something is getting done to benefit a few at the expense of many others, and this certainly looks like one of those occasions.
Hopefully, we can find the person or persons in the city pushing for this annexation who would have the most to gain from investments they have or plan on getting into. After all, money is the root of all evil and will drive good people to do some very bad things.
ó Michael Hicks
Salisbury

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