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Our Opinion: Annexations to bring cash

A Tucson annexation of Raytheon Missile Systems property at Tucson International Airport, along with other local annexations, could increase tax revenues enough to help the city stave off its budget crisis.

Raytheon, long a good neighbor in the Tucson community, should move forward with annexation for its good as well as the city’s.

With annexation comes full rights to city services, including Tucson’s top-flight firefighters and police.

More than half of property owners in any district must agree to annexation, as must owners of property whose values amount to more than half of assessed valuation.

Annexations sought by City Manager Mike Hein could produce $1 million in tax revenue, a sorely needed infusion of funds that could save jobs and services in this dire economy.

We hope these property owners will agree to become part of Tucson.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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