REMINDER: Tonight’s Council Meeting May Include Vote On Annexation


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REMINDER: Tonight’s Burien City Council meeting *may* include a vote on Resolution #323 (apologies for the ALL CAPS – that’s how these things are worded):

CALLING FOR THE ANNEXATION, BY ELECTION, OF CONTIGUOUS UNINCORPORATED TERRITORY TO THE CITY OF BURIEN LYING IN AN AREA EAST AND SOUTH OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE CORPORATE BOUNDARIES, THEN GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE FOLLOWING 12TH AVENUE S. (IF EXTENDED) BETWEEN S. CAMBRIDGE ST. AND S. 96TH ST., THEN SOUTH OF S. 96TH ST., BETWEEN 12TH AVENUE S. AND SR-99, THEN SOUTH ALONG SR-99 TO THE CITY OF TUKWILA CORPORATE BOUNDARIES, THEN SOUTH ALONG THE CITY OF TUKWILA CORPORATE BOUNDARIES TO THE CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF BURIEN, REFERENCED AS THE NORTH HIGHLINE ANNEXATION AREA.

The meeting will be held starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall council chambers, located at 400 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

If you can’t make it there in person, tune in to Channel 21 on local cable, or watch the streaming video here.

Here’s a link to the full packet for tonight’s meeting (PDF file).

As always, council meetings are free and open to the public, and comments are allowed at the beginning; if you’re interested in commenting though, get there early to sign up.

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6 Responses to “REMINDER: Tonight’s Council Meeting May Include Vote On Annexation”
  1. Marian H says:

    Those of us who are already living in the incorporated area can’t vote on it, so what does it matter if we attend – the Council will do what they want to with no regard to our wishes.

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  2. TcB says:

    Is it just the money thing, or is it the White Center people are icky thing?

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  3. Marian H says:

    It’s the money thing. Speakers at Mon. night’s Council mtg gave very well thought-out reasons for their opposition, based on future tax revenue after the sales tax incentive runs out in 10 years – IF it happens at all.
    As I predicted, the Council did what they wanted to anyway.

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  4. Coverofnight says:

    Marian – my sentiments exactly. TcB’s comment sounds like he’s trying to drum up the standard liberal class warfare angle.

    Personally, it’s the money issue that concerns me because I know it’s going to use MY money to take care of an area that should be able to take care of itself. But I write this after the vote to move toward annexation has already taken place – sounds from the reporting that the council already had its mind made up toward annexation. Would be interesting though, to know more of the public input – was it 50/50 for/against, 70/30, 10/90? Does anyone who attended have a feel for the split in public opinion at that meeting? Please post – thanks!

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