What are the consequences of not becoming one incorporated community?
If we don’t become one urban community now, development is going to continue in an un-coordinated manner. The community has a real opportunity to fully manage its future by being one community. The continuation of the status quo will guarantee planning, policy, financing and recreation priorities will continue to be divided. A coordinated, master planned community with a strong vision is needed to effectively manage the growth in the area and maintain our identity and small-town feel.
We have a large and growing number of residents expecting the services you would normally find in a community the size of a small city. We are already one large urban community, but we have two identities and two systems of governance. One recent example of how we are one community is reflected in the number of Emerald Park Residents that showed up at a White City Open House to examine a proposal for which they currently have no direct say but are equally affected by.
More Frequently Asked Questions
- Why did the Town of White City not create it's own water utility and what will happen to water rates in Emerald Park?
- How is White City Administration preparing for potential annexation?
- I have a private well on my property, will I have to connect to the town’s water system if we become one community?
- White City and Emerald Park handle on-street parking differently. What will happen if we become one community?
- How much is the annexation proposal and application to the SMB going to cost?