During the 2016 General Assembly session, the existing moratorium for city-initiated annexation and county declarations of immunity from annexation was extended until 2024. The Commission on Local Government (CLG) was directed to study annexations and provide a report to the General Assembly by Dec. 31, 2018 on the following::
- Evaluate the structure of cities and counties in the commonwealth;
- Evaluate the impact of annexation upon localities;
- Consider alternatives to the current moratorium on annexation by cities; and
- Consult with and seek input from the Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Association of Counties and localities directly affected by moratorium.