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Newly annexed residents will meet tonight to discuss tax battle

(WMC-TV) - Newly annexed residents of South Cordova are urging neighbors not to pay city taxes. Hundreds are expected to meet Tuesday night to discuss the issue.

Signs encouraging people to attend the meeting are popping up all over the newly annexed portion of Cordova.

Those residents will meet Tuesday to discuss their options, including the controversial suggestion to withhold paying property taxes.

A meeting held a few months ago with Mayor A C Wharton did not go so well. Hundreds of people packed a community center to express their frustration over the annexation.

The city contends the annexation was in the works for more than a decade and should not have come as a surprise as many residents claim it did.

The estimated 5,000 residents affected by the annexation are all facing an additional tax burden of about $1,000 to $2,000 which is due in October.

Many residents feel a class action lawsuit should move forward. That will be one of the topics covered in Tuesday evening's meeting. It will take place at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at the Agricenter.

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