There will be no increase in costs or reduction in services to current city residents, and services to the annexed areas will be funded with money set aside during the last 10 years specifically for this purpose. A detailed report was recently presented to City Council ensuring that full city services will be provided to Greatwood and New Territory immediately upon annexation on Dec. 12.
An independent, external auditor recently confirmed the financial neutrality of the annexation of Greatwood and New Territory. City Council approved an agreement with Whitley Penn, LLP on Nov. 21 to review annexation data after questions about the finances related to the annexation were raised at a Nov. 7 meeting. The review was presented to City Council on Dec. 19; it confirmed the recent annexation was financially neutral to the city of Sugar Land.