In a bid to provide better services and create more orderly city boundaries, Costa Mesa Councilwoman Sandra L. Genis has asked the city staff to research what unincorporated lots within the city could be annexed.
Genis' request, which came during Tuesday night's City Council meeting, came after the council annexed a small, undeveloped county property along 21st Street south of Santa Ana Avenue. Single family homes will be constructed on the lot, according to City Manager Allan Roeder.
Since there are many other similar unincorporated tracts within the city, Genis said she would like to see them annexed in a single move to make the process more efficient and to round out some of the city's now-jagged borders. She said the move also would lead to better public services throughout the city.