Why is the city annexing land owned by SCRAA?

The city is annexing this land to plan for airport zoning and to extend infrastructure to the area. The city considers this area a prime growth opportunity especially around the proposed northwest connector.

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1. Will my taxes go up because of the new airport?
2. Is the 28E agreement between the City of Pella and the City of Oskaloosa a legal agreement?
3. Why is the city annexing land owned by SCRAA?
4. Is the city utilizing eminent domain?
5. Will the airport stop the use of the surrounding farm land?
6. What is the benefit of this project?
7. What is the benefit for Mahaska County?
8. Oskaloosa already has an airport, why build a new one?
9. How do we know that we will benefit from a new aiport?
10. Other cities have built airports and have not seen significant growth; how are we different?
11. How will the airport be utilized and who will use it?
12. How long has the regional airport concept been apart of the City's long-term plan for economic growth.