VIDEO: KING-5’s Take On Burien’s Impending April 1st Annexation

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The annexation of southern North Highline becomes official in just about two weeks (April 1st), and the mainstream media is starting to pick up on it.

With the annexation of this area, Burien will become the 21st largest city in Washington – just above Olympia – with a population of about 45,000. Currently the city ranks 31st in the state.

Seattle’s KING5 News just did a story on it, saying:

The city takes a big step forward on April 1, when it annexes 1,700 acres of unicorporated King County. Overnight, Burien’s population jumps by 14,500 people.

Voters approved the annexation last year by a 55% to 45% margin.

And this quote from City Manager Mike Martin:

“We pride ourselves in Burien for being responsive. We’re a small staff but we’re very responsive. So when people have problems they have somebody they can call.”

Here’s the video:

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4 Responses to “VIDEO: KING-5’s Take On Burien’s Impending April 1st Annexation”
  1. Chris says:

    Of course they got the old vs. new burien clip reversed, and they show a picture of the White Center Library–which is not in the annexed area.


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    • Jennifer says:

      I like to that it says in the tag line that they are “near Burien.” Really? By the looks of it you are IN Burien:)

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  2. coverofnight says:

    Good eye Chris and Jennifer; shows how much those Seattle news organizations pay attention to our area. Seems like anything between Qwest Field and the Tacoma Dome is “No Man’s Land” to them.

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  3. Ed Dacy says:

    The Whe annexation area does include the White Center & Blovard Park Libraries, so we will have 3 libraies in Burien after April 1st

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