by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
The Sylva town fathers thought it would be really neat to extend their powers into lands where people cannot vote for them. The practice is known as creating an ETJ, and it is falling by the wayside in NC. As for those who would be feed and regulated (if not directly taxed) without representation:
They protested for more than an hour, characterizing Sylva’s ETJ expansion as everything from a sneaky tax scheme to a communist-inspired land grab.