A former Jefferson City mayor and a resident of a proposed annexation area spoke in favor of city efforts Monday night.
Former Mayor Duane Schreimann and Meadows by the Club resident Kathi Harness spoke to the City Council to encourage residents to vote yes on the proposal on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Schreimann said there are many positives to living within city limits, such as professional police and fire departments, plus zoning regulations.
"Controlled growth, regulated growth is so important," Schreimann said. "We encourage everyone to vote yes."