The Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County announced this week that it has set the public hearing date for Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline – the initial public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9th at Cascade Middle School, located at 11212 10th Ave SW (map below).
If necessary, a second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., at the same location.
“The Boundary Review Board will determine whether to accept the proposal, modify the boundaries, or reject it,” reads an announcement.
Citizens who want to share their thoughts on annexation – pro or con – are encouraged to attend. We also understand that written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing(s), and will post more info on that as we receive it.
The annexation would increase the population of Burien by about 17,300 and add about 3.2 square miles to the City including the White Center area, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale, and portions of Boulevard Park, Riverton Heights and Shorewood.
As many of our Readers probably already know:
- The City of Burien is currently moving forward with the annexation process of the rest of unincorporated North Highline/White Center (aka ‘Area Y’).
- Gov. Gregoire has proposed eliminating the $5 million annual sales tax credit that Burien would receive for annexing the area; this will be voted on in a special legislative session to be held in late November (read our coverage here).
- The annexation process will continue until the city council decides to halt it.
We’ve been following this story very closely, so if you need more in-depth information, read our previous coverage here.
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