Sorry nucanuck but your arguement is wrong (and I believe you probably work for the city and like the paycheck). Note that I have lived in a city for 11 years and we live in the dark in our subdivision like 9 other subdivisions that have no street lights, a plan of service that is required under chapter 1101 state law. But this law has no mechanism for enforcement (and the corrupt mayors know this). Our corrupt mayor facilitated this problem by releasing bonds to developers who were "very supportive of his campaign". Collecting taxes for services not provided is stealing from the citizens, plain and simple. The mayor kept annexing while areas in the city lack infrastructure and are in decline. Our money gets dumped into a "live work play village" (code for agenda 21 if you do your research). I would LOVE to get out of the city and live in the county on a nice piece of land without the $1,000 extra costs, grief of the city, and its politics. Stop the property rights grab. There's a reason why the rest of the states stopped it as this practice violates our Constitutional rights..no debate needed.