Burien’s Next Annexation Informational Session will be Thursday, Aug. 23


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The City of Burien will be holding its next Annexation Informational Session on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW), starting at 6 p.m.

“The City is conducting a series of informational sessions designed to inform North Highline residents and merchants about the North Highline annexation on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot,” reads a statement on the city’s website.

This is a free meeting open to the public, and residents are encouraged to come with questions ready for Burien officials.

Only two other sessions are scheduled:

  • Sept. 13 at the Beverly Park Elementary School cafeteria (6 p.m.)
  • Oct. 18 at Cascade Middle School cafeteria (6 p.m.).

Here’s more from the city:

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.

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