City of Burien Posts Information on Proposed Annexation on its Website

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The City of Burien posted on its website Wednesday morning (May 16) information about the proposed annexation of North Highline for residents of the unincorporated area, who will vote in November on whether to become part of the city.

This information includes a link to a list of Frequently Asked Questions as well as links to a map of the potential annexation area and the 2011 Berk Financial Analysis Final Report on annexation.

City Manager Mike Martin said city staff will begin in June holding a series of public open houses to provide North Highline residents with information about annexation and to answer their questions.

No date has yet been set for the first meeting, he added. The open houses will continue monthly through October.

The city’s website is

Here’s what the city posted:

Annexation of North Highline
The Burien City Council on April 2 adopted a resolution that requests King County to place on the Nov. 6, 2012, General Election ballot a proposition concerning annexation of the North Highline Area “Y” annexation area. Residents of the proposed annexation area would vote on whether to become part of the City of Burien. The proposed annexation area includes the unincorporated remainder of North Highline, which takes in White Center, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale, and portions of Boulevard Park, Riverton Heights and Shorewood. Burien annexed the southern section of North Highline in 2010.

At its Oct. 3 meeting, the Council approved an “intent to annex” resolution that set in motion the formal annexation process. The annexation proposal went before Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County, which conducted a public hearing Jan. 9 and 10 before voting to accept the proposal on Feb. 16. If approved by voters, the annexation could take effect in spring 2013.

Do you live in annexation area?  See Map of potential annexation area >>

What Financial Impact Would the Annexation Have on the City of Burien? See 2011 Berk Financial Analysis Final Report

More information about annexation: see Frequently Asked Questions

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