By Mark Cowling | Casa Grande Dispatch
A House panel approved a measure Wednesday that could allow residents of San Tan Valley to decide if they want to become a city.
Florence officials indicated they may fight the legislation but want to talk about the issue in more detail first.
Current law allows urbanized areas to incorporate, but cities of at least 5,000 within six miles have veto power. For cities of fewer than 5,000, that right to veto extends out three miles.
Objections from Florence have frustrated efforts to have an incorporation vote in San Tan Valley.