March 23, 2006
Annexing the Woodlands

Tory has a long piece on the eventual fate of the Woodlands, whose non-annexation treaty with Houston expires in 2011. There's pros and cons to its absorption by Houston; assuming that Conroe doesn't beat us to the punch, it'll be interesting to see how that plays out. Whoever is looking to succeed Bill White as Mayor, you better start thinking about this now. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 23, 2006 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

I know nothing about the specifics of The Woodlands, but in general I'd note that the proliferation of independent suburban governments around large cities is a uniquely American phenomenon, and it's not a good thing. It exacerbates the "doughnut" problem, where the suburbs get the dough while the inner city gets left in the hole.

Posted by: Mathwiz on March 24, 2006 5:22 PM