The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor" 

Residents Call EJT 'Un-American


Mike Ansari and his wife,Natasha,live on the Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest and were among more than 150 people who attended Monday's public hearing on the ETJ. (Photo by Derek McKissock)

For City of Brevard officials, the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is simply a "tool for managing growth," but for many county residents the ETJ is "un-American."

The library's Rogow Room was packed with more than 300 people Monday during the Council's public hearing on the ETJ.

More than 50 people signed up to speak during the hearing, which ended at 10 p.m. and will continue on May 5 at the same location.

A majority of the Council wants to expand the ETJ, which may be legally done, according to the state, up to 1 mile beyond the city limits.

Much of the city's current focus appears...

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