SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Advocates on both side of the issue are responding after Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presented a plan to look at de-annexing parts of the city.
A meeting Thursday night brought those together who were concerned about the plan, as well as those who supported it.
The plan studies seven areas, including South Cordova, Southwind-Windyke, and outlying areas of Raleigh and Frayser, for possible de-annexation.
While some advocates are on board with the plan, others said they want time to look at the proposal.
"This is a giant step in the right direction and the stuff of resolution," Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-District 32) said.
It is unknown at this time if de-annexations would result in a county-wide property tax increase for Shelby County.