BREAKING: Burien Council Votes To Consider Annexing White Center
Burien City Council members agreed on Monday night (March 8th) to consider a resolution expressing to residents of northern North Highline the cityâ€™s interest in eventually annexing this unincorporated area.
The formal resolution will include wording that declares â€œthe Burien City Council intends to advance annexation in [north North Highline] as soon as reasonably possible after successfully completing the annexation [of south North Highline].â€
This is the initial draft wording for the â€œNow thereforeâ€ conclusion of the proposed resolution that City Manager Mike Martin and council members agreed on during Monday nightâ€™s discussion of Burienâ€™s possible annexation of the remaining North Highline unincorporated area.
Only Councilwoman Lucy Krakowiak, who also opposed the annexation of south North Highline, demurred.
Burien council members will consider the resolution, which will be drafted by Martin, at their March 22 meeting.
Voters of south North Highline approved in August annexation by Burien. The annexation of that area becomes effective on April 1.
In the meantime, the city of Seattle has expressed renewed interest in annexing the north North Highline unincorporated area.
The proposed resolution is a response, in part, to requests by some north North Highline residents for a display of interest by Burien in their unincorporated area, to assure residents there that they have an alternative to annexation by Seattle.
Additional details will follow.