Kobach files lawsuit against City of Edgerton over annexed rural land

Lynne HermansenGardner NewsKansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit against the City of Edgerton last week over land the city annexed in December 2020.The lawsuit, which was filed July 26 in Johnson County District Court, claims the city illegally annexed rural land, violating its annexation authority by creating a narrow corridor of land to connect to a neighboring property.According to court documents, state law allows a city to annex land into its city limits if the land adjoins the city and a petition for annexation is filed with the city by the property owner. However, the lawsuit states, state…

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