The City of Palmer, Alaska is conducting a study to better understand the potential impacts of annexing new territory into City boundaries. Annexation would affect the City’s governance, finances and service provision. If done right, annexation can improve these municipal functions.
Before making a petition to annex land, it is important to know where and how annexation could benefit the city, its citizens and potential new citizens, as well as where and how annexation would likely not be worthwhile. This Community and Economic Analysis is intended to:
Identify land areas outside current City limits that would most likely contribute to a successful annexation;
Identify regulatory, financial or service provision issues that should be addressed before making an annexation petition;
Inform and share feedback among the City and potential future citizens within the Greater Palmer community about the annexation process and how it could affect them.
Note: In order to protect the safety of Valley residents during the pandemic, a variety of phone and online opportunities were provided to talk about the annexation study during times that work for area residents and businesses.