area y Section

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Annexation is not dead. Even though... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor; Why are Burien citizens... [Read more]

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

Seattle Still Wants North Highline, But Not Now

by Jack Mayne Seattle remains interested in annexing North Highline, but just not now. North Highline “Area Y” voters soundly rejected in November the proposal that the area join with Burien. Burien... [Read more]

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Certifies Nov. 6 Election; Annexation Officially Rejected

King County Elections certified the final results of the Nov. 6, 2012 general election Tuesday (Nov. 27). One interesting anecdote is that there was a +129.5% increase in voter turnout for the 2012 Area... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter addressed to city attorney Craig Knutson was shared with us by Burien City Councilmember Jack Block Jr.:] Dear Mr. Knutson, Despite a 2-1 rejection by the citizens... [Read more]

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

Members of the Council: Annexation of Area Y was rejected by their residents. The City of Burien spent a considerable amount of money studying and promoting annexation, including hiring staff for this... [Read more]

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement Thursday (Nov. 8) regarding the defeat of proposed annexations in North Highline/White Center and West Hill: “We acknowledge... [Read more]

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

ELECTION: White Center Annexation On Way to Being Soundly Defeated

UPDATE: It looks like Burien’s proposed annexation of White Center will be soundly defeated, as the second round of results released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 7) show... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

ELECTION RESULTS: Annexation of White Center Losing by Wide Margin

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election (Nov. 6), have been released, and the early tally shows that Burien’s proposed annexation of North Highline/White Center is losing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

To the Editor: What new taxes, franchise fees and user fees will Area Y/ White Center residents, residential property owners and business owners have to pay to be part of Burien? What are the new taxes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who is Funding and Running the Area Y Annexation Campaign?

LETTER: ‘Who is Funding and Running the Area Y Annexation Campaign?

To the Editor – Who is funding and running the Area Y/North Highline/White Center annexation campaign? Why is annexation being pressed for so hard right now by Burien politicians? In the local blogs... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

LETTER: ‘I’m Pat LeMoine and I am Against Being Annexed by Burien’

Hi, I’m Pat LeMoine and I am against being annexed by the city of Burien. What helped solidify my opinion are the dozen or so newly annexed Burien residents of Area X that I have talked to. I have heard... [Read more]

City’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

City’s Final Annexation Info Session is Thursday Night at Cascade Middle School

The City of Burien’s next – and final – Annexation Informational Session will be this Thursday night, Oct. 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Cascade Middle School’s cafeteria, located at 11212... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

B-Town Blog: At the White Center and B-Town Blog-sponsored public debate last Tuesday, October 2, Burien City Council member Jerry Robison stated that “if White Center does not vote to go to Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: Unfortunate that Forum was Marred by Unnecessary Mudslinging

LETTER: Unfortunate that Forum was Marred by Unnecessary Mudslinging

Jack Mayne’s article provided a very balanced account of your Oct 2nd forum on annexation. As one of the attendees at the meeting, there were some highs and lows from my perspective. The two highs... [Read more]

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

North Highline Residents Hear Details About Proposed Burien Annexation

An overflow audience crowded into the meeting room at the North Highline Fire Department headquarters station Thursday evening (Oct. 4) to hear details about the proposed unincorporated area annexation by Burien…

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

Hi B-Town Blog, There are many concerns I have about the upcoming possible annexation of White Center to Burien. I will focus on only 3 concerns: We are all going to have to pay more taxes for this annexation.... [Read more]

Impassioned Crowd Packs White Center School for Lively Annexation Debate

Impassioned Crowd Packs White Center School for Lively Annexation Debate

by Jack Mayne with photos by Michael Brunk It depends on which side you listen to whether Burien will go broke annexing North Highline’s Area Y or whether staying unincorporated will mean that Seattle... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our Annexation Forum is Just One Week Away from Tonight!

REMINDER: Our Annexation Forum is Just One Week Away from Tonight!

REMINDER: South King Media’s Town Hall Forum on the proposed annexation of North Highline will be held one week from tonight – Tuesday night, Oct. 2, starting at 7 p.m. We’re putting this... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘City in Financial Difficulty'; ‘May Have Gone Into Reserve Fund’

LETTER: ‘City in Financial Difficulty'; ‘May Have Gone Into Reserve Fund’

Editor: It is my understanding that at this last Burien City Council meeting (9-24-12), it became apparent that the City of Burien is in financial difficulty. Not only does the City need to raise taxes... [Read more]

We’re Taking Questions NOW for our Oct. 2 Town Hall Forum on Annexation

We’re Taking Questions NOW for our Oct. 2 Town Hall Forum on Annexation

Be sure and mark your calendar for Tuesday night, Oct. 2! That’s when The B-Town Blog, in association with sister site The White Center Blog, will be hosting a Town Hall Forum on the city of Burien’s... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Our Forum on White Center Annexation will be Tuesday, Oct. 2

SAVE THE DATE: Our Forum on White Center Annexation will be Tuesday, Oct. 2

SAVE THE DATE: In association with our sister site The White Center Blog, we will be holding a forum on the city of Burien’s proposed annexation of White Center on Tuesday night, Oct. 2, starting... [Read more]

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

by Ralph Nichols Taxes in North Highline will increase about $140 a year if voters there approve annexation by Burien in the November election – and residents of the now-unincorporated area will see... [Read more]

Vote to Keep Annexation Off Nov. Ballot Echoes at Monday’s Council Meeting

Vote to Keep Annexation Off Nov. Ballot Echoes at Monday’s Council Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Echoes of the Burien City Council’s recent vote rejecting an 11th-hour attempt to pull annexation from the November ballot reverberated at their Aug. 20 meeting. Councilwoman Rose Clark,... [Read more]

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Annexation Meeting is TONIGHT at WC Food Bank

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Annexation Meeting is TONIGHT at WC Food Bank

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be holding its next Annexation Informational Session TONIGHT – Thursday, Aug. 23 – at the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW), starting at 6 p.m. This is a free... [Read more]

LETTER: City Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

LETTER: City Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

The Burien City Staff is not really interested in getting correct and factual information about annexation to the public. This lack of effort on their part has contributed to the confusion on the issue... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

An eleventh-hour challenge to remove annexation of unincorporated North Highline from the November ballot was defeated Monday night (Aug. 6). Council members voted 3-3 on a motion by Councilman Jack Block Jr. to withdraw annexation…