Ft. Wayne's mayor was proposing an annexation plan, but schools and government offices argued the cost of the mayor's plan would have been crippling.
Three large sections of land that are owned by the county but within city limits will probably not be included when the city plans for further annexation.
The city council approved Monday the annexation of land on the southeast side of the city.
Kokomo's mayor says the city is unlikely to change its plans in response to the opposition.
The Washington City Council voted in favor of annexing 1,200 acres into the city.
Martinsville homeowners outside city limits say they do not need city services and do not want to pay city taxes.