Feb 5, 2015 7:18 PM by News Staff
Today marked a major milestone for the south Oroville area, which despite its name, is not part of the city of Oroville.
However, that's about to change after the Butte County Local Area Formation Commission, which is in charge of annexations, agreed that it's finally time for this 203-acre area to fold into Oroville's city limits.
Though the area is 93 percent developed with nearly a thousand homes and 2400 resident, most of the south side community lacks things like curbs, gutters and sidewalks, street lighting and even modern city sewer services.
Oroville mayor and LAFCO member Linda Dahlmeir told Action News Now that annexing south Oroville was the right thing to do. "I'm excited for the residents of south side that have been there for 50 to 80 years and waited for this moment" Dahlmeir said.
Annexation proponents say annexation will also give south side residents a strong voice when it comes to local politics.
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