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... [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]