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Seattle Council OKs resolution on possible North Highline annexation

Seattle Council OKs resolution on possible North Highline annexation

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Seattle City Council quickly and unanimously approved on Monday (Dec. 15) a so-called “placeholder” resolution that could result in a vote by residents... [Read more]

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will review a presentation at its Monday, Feb. 24, Study Session about previous plans – last reviewed in 2008 – for a new Burien Community Center that were... [Read more]

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

Taggers vandalize Burien Annex and Skatepark over weekend; reward offered

Taggers vandalize Burien Annex and Skatepark over weekend; reward offered

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is reporting that vandals tagged both the Annex and Skatepark last weekend (Oct. 12-13). “We’re still in the process of assessing the cost of damages,... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Can Burien Afford To Annex The Rest Of North Highline?

ANALYSIS: Can Burien Afford To Annex The Rest Of North Highline?

Click image to see larger version of the proposed annexation area. [EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an analysis of the negative side of annexation of so-called Area Y. This analysis is not intended to be... [Read more]

BREAKING: Gov. Gregoire Proposes Eliminating Annexation Sales Tax Credit

BREAKING: Gov. Gregoire Proposes Eliminating Annexation Sales Tax Credit

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s proposal to annex the remaining North Highline Unincorporated Area took a major body blow Thursday (Oct. 27). Only time – and anticipated negotiations between city council... [Read more]

Burien Council To Hold Special Meeting On Annexation Monday, Sept. 19

Burien Council To Hold Special Meeting On Annexation Monday, Sept. 19

Burien City Councilmembers will continue their discussion of the potential annexation of the North Highline at a special meeting Monday, Sept. 19. No date has yet been set by the council for a vote on... [Read more]

Seattle Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Hold; What Will Burien Do?

Seattle Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Hold; What Will Burien Do?

by Ralph Nichols Will Burien begin moving toward annexation of the remaining North Highline unincorporated area in the next few months? While there is no answer to such speculation at this time, things... [Read more]

Budget Analysis Hints At Possible Delay By Seattle In Annexing White Center

Budget Analysis Hints At Possible Delay By Seattle In Annexing White Center

by Ralph Nichols Twelve days after Burien annexed the southern part of unincorporated North Highline last April 1, the Seattle City Council adopted a resolution of intent to annex the remaining area including... [Read more]

Burien "City Hall North" To Open May 3rd; Ribbon Cutting May 11th

Burien "City Hall North" To Open May 3rd; Ribbon Cutting May 11th

On Monday, May 3rd, the City of Burien plans to open a branch office they’re calling “Burien City Hall North” in the newly annexed North Burien area at 11846 Des Moines Memorial Drive. The... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Chief Marrs Takes Over As N. Highline Fire Chief

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Chief Marrs Takes Over As N. Highline Fire Chief

by Ralph Nichols An emergency services contract between the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department and the North Highline Fire Department was signed by an April 1 deadline, Fire Chief Mike Marrs reported... [Read more]

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

by Ralph Nichols Signs around town declare it in several languages. But at last week’s meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, Burien City Manager Mike Martin kept the greeting... [Read more]

Today, Burien Grew By 45%, And Is Now Larger Than Olympia (No Foolin')

Today, Burien Grew By 45%, And Is Now Larger Than Olympia (No Foolin')

by Ralph Nichols Years of tumult and shouting, planning and study fade into the past today (April 1) as the southern part of the North Highline unincorporated area officially becomes part of the City of... [Read more]

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

by Ralph Nichols Opposition to any expression of interest by Burien in an eventual annexation of the remaining North Highline Unincorporated Area was strident at Monday’s (March 22) city council... [Read more]

Burien City Council Will Not Pursue White Center Annexation. For Now.

Burien City Council Will Not Pursue White Center Annexation. For Now.

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members decided on Monday (March 22) not to adopt at this time a resolution declaring the city’s interest in eventually annexing the remaining North Highline... [Read more]

REPORT: Seattle Will Not Try To Annex White Center Until At Least 2011

REPORT: Seattle Will Not Try To Annex White Center Until At Least 2011

The Seattle Times is reporting that Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council have decided to delay an annexation of the White Center area until at least 2011 because paying for services there would... [Read more]

VIDEO: KING-5’s Take On Burien’s Impending April 1st Annexation

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... [Read more]

City Of Burien Will Conduct Census In Annexation Area Starting Friday

City Of Burien Will Conduct Census In Annexation Area Starting Friday

The City of Burien will be conducting a special census of the newly-annexed southern portion of the North Highline area between March 12th and April 25th. This area, which contains approximately 14,100... [Read more]

Burien vs Seattle Annexation On Docket At N. Highline Council Meeting

Burien vs Seattle Annexation On Docket At N. Highline Council Meeting

by Mark Neuman The gavel came down hard last night (Thursday, March 4) in a spirited meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council in White Center. The prospect of annexation with either Seattle... [Read more]