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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]

LETTER: Once Annexed, Can Burien Handle An Unhealthy Arbor Lake?

LETTER: Once Annexed, Can Burien Handle An Unhealthy Arbor Lake?

Arbor Lake is one, small, unhealthy lake. Within the next few weeks, the City of Burien will annex this lake into the city. The lake’s health problems, in large part, come from its public access.... [Read more]

LETTER: Objection To New “Adult Entertainment” Zone In N. Highline

LETTER: Objection To New “Adult Entertainment” Zone In N. Highline

In the February 12 issue of the Highline Times, on the front page, was an article by Keith Daigle reporting that the Burien City Council unanimously approved the new zoning code which restricts adult entertainment... [Read more]

Councilmember Refutes Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

Councilmember Refutes Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

Last week (Wed., Feb. 3rd), Seattle Times Columnist Jerry Large wrote an editorial explaining why he thinks White Center would be a “good fit” for Seattle, and vice versa (link here) –... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

by Ralph Nichols King County will cede previously contested Puget Sound Park to Burien when the city annexes much of the North Highline unincorporated area, county Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine, whose first full day on the job was Monday (Nov. 30), reportedly plans to meet with all interested parties before deciding the future of Puget Sound... [Read more]

County’s Stealth Attempts To Sell Puget Sound Park May Postpone Official Annexation

County’s Stealth Attempts To Sell Puget Sound Park May Postpone Official Annexation

by Ralph Nichols For the second time in three years, King County is attempting to renege at the 11th hour on a deal with the City of Burien. The King County Library System reportedly has entered into a... [Read more]

Looks Like Official Annexation Day Will Be March 2, 2010

Looks Like Official Annexation Day Will Be March 2, 2010

by Ralph Nichols The effective date for annexation is now all but official. At their next meeting on Nov. 23, Burien council members are expected to approve March 2 as the day that some 14,100 residents... [Read more]

City Of Burien Seeks Input On Zoning Designations For Newly-Annexed Area; Public Hearing Nov. 24th

City Of Burien Seeks Input On Zoning Designations For Newly-Annexed Area; Public Hearing Nov. 24th

As the City of Burien prepares to annex the North Highline “South Annexation Area,” most likely in March 2010, its Planning Commission is considering converting zoning designations there. The... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE 9/2: Final Results Certified – “For Annexation”: 55.56%; “Against”: 44.44%

ELECTION UPDATE 9/2: Final Results Certified – “For Annexation”: 55.56%; “Against”: 44.44%

UPDATE 4:30pm WED. 9/2/09: King County certified the Aug. 18th election results today, and the final tally for Burien’s annexation bid for the North Highline Area has the following returns, from... [Read more]

Big Day At City Hall As Burien Celebrates Successful Annexation Vote; Special Council Meeting Is Aug. 24th

Big Day At City Hall As Burien Celebrates Successful Annexation Vote; Special Council Meeting Is Aug. 24th

Cartoon by The Mad Artist www.theMadArtist.org by Ralph Nichols With North Highline voters approving annexation to Burien by a comfortable margin, Mayor Joan McGilton declared Wednesday morning (Aug.... [Read more]

It’s Official: Annexation Vote Will Be Tuesday, August 18th

It’s Official: Annexation Vote Will Be Tuesday, August 18th

On April 21st we first reported that the city of Burien was proposing August 18th as the day for the vote on its annexation of the North Highline area, and Monday (May 11th) it was made official by a King County Council confirmation vote.

Burien’s annexation attempts have been going on for several years, and this will give residents of the proposed “Area X” (seen in the map above in yellow) a chance to decide whether they want to officially become Burienites or not…

Boundary Review Board Annexation Meeting Set For 3/30

Boundary Review Board Annexation Meeting Set For 3/30

A public hearing on Burien’s proposed annexation of the North Highline area will be held with the Washington State Boundary Review Board on Monday, March 30th at 7pm at the Riverside Residences in... [Read more]

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Burien Councilmember Kathy Keane shows a resident part of the annexation area. by Gina Bourdage Tuesday night (Jan. 6th), the City of Burien held their third public “Open House” meeting to... [Read more]

Annexation “Open House” Is Tuesday, Jan. 6th

Annexation “Open House” Is Tuesday, Jan. 6th

Curious about how Burien plans on annexing parts of North Highline and White Center? The City of Burien is holding its first in a series of informational open houses next Tuesday, Jan. 6th from 6:30pm... [Read more]

Report On Thursday Night's Annexation "Open House"

Report On Thursday Night's Annexation "Open House"

B-Town Blog’s Mark Neuman filed this late-night missive with Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer around 11pm Thurs. night: Scott – Got back, about an hour ago, from the City of Burien’s... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

We just got an exclusive response from Burien Mayor Joan McGilton on this entire annexation withdrawal issue, and here’s the latest: First, a snippet from Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin as... [Read more]