CONVERSE, Tex. (KTSA News) — The City of Converse is continuing forward with its annexation plan after reaching another benchmark at the start of the month.
Converse is set to annex the Dover and Parc of Escondido neighborhoods later in 2020, should the residents in those neighborhoods agree in the May 2nd election, as part of an agreement the City of Converse made with the City of San Antonio to turn over extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and some of its land to Converse over the next 13 years or so.
The City of San Antonio released its ETJ of Dover and Parc of Escondido on January 30th.
On February 1st, the Converse City Council made the following moves:
Friday, the city informed the residents that will be impacted by the annexation of the election, the services that would change following the annexation, and public hearing dates on the annexation.
The city will hold five meetings — two city council public hearings and three town hall meetings — on the matter:
Early voting on the annexation election will be from April 20th to April 28th.
This is part of the City of Converse’s annexation plan that will have its city limits extend west to Windcrest in the northwest and Foster Road in the southwest, and south to Interstate 10.
Generally, a city annexing unincorporated land will offer more services and zoning control to residents.
Specifically in Converse’s case and the annexation of the Dover and Parc of Escondido neighborhoods, the following changes will be seen:
NOTE: Story has been updated to correct Converse’s trash pickup billing arrangement.