VIDEO: KING-5’s Take On Burien’s Impending April 1st Annexation
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 â€“ just above Olympia â€“ 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: