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Burien City Council dumps any possible North Highline annexation

Burien City Council dumps any possible North Highline annexation

by Jack Mayne Probably the last possible avenue to any thought of Burien annexing White Center and North Boulevard Park was shut down by a one-vote margin at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night. The... [Read more]

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]

LETTER: ‘As a Burien resident, I encourage the annexation of the rest of North Highline’

LETTER: ‘As a Burien resident, I encourage the annexation of the rest of North Highline’

[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:] After having just read a number of the... [Read more]

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

REPORT: Pro Annexation Signs Being Posted in Illegal Spots in North Highline

Barbara Dobkin is reporting that “many of the Pro Annexation signs that were posted on wire stands throughout North Highline have gone missing. Now signs are showing up with industrial staples attached... [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…

City of Burien Releases FAQ Document on Proposed Annexation of North Highline

City of Burien Releases FAQ Document on Proposed Annexation of North Highline

This week the City of Burien released a ‘Frequently Asked Questions‘ (FAQ) document that includes its own questions and answers about the proposed annexation of North Highline, which is set... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

FOLLOWUP: Burien City Council Puts North Highline Annexation on Nov. Ballot

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were expected to decide at their April 2 meeting whether to place the proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. An... [Read more]

Council Told Annexation of ‘South’ North Highline Cost Less Than Projected

Council Told Annexation of ‘South’ North Highline Cost Less Than Projected

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s 2010 annexation of “south” North Highline (aka ‘Area X’) “has paid for itself,” Finance Director Kim Krause told City Council members at a special meeting... [Read more]

Part I: Berk Report On Annexation Indicates Annexation Of North Highline Would “Pencil Out” For Burien

Part I: Berk Report On Annexation Indicates Annexation Of North Highline Would “Pencil Out” For Burien

by Ralph Nichols When Seattle backed away from pursuing annexation of North Highline earlier this year, Burien looked once again toward bringing the remaining unincorporated area into the city. Several... [Read more]

Berk & Associates Report Says Annexation Of North Highline Is Financially Viable

Berk & Associates Report Says Annexation Of North Highline Is Financially Viable

Findings of a Berk and Associates study of the potential annexation of North Highline by Burien suggest that such a move would pencil out financially for the city. The study was not ready for presentation... [Read more]

Council Responds To North Highline Annexation Concerns, Explains Process

Council Responds To North Highline Annexation Concerns, Explains Process

[EDITOR’S NOTE: When we first posed the question Is Burien Trying To ‘Fast-Track’ The Annexation Of North Highline? based on a letter written by Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, we did so as a public... [Read more]

Is Burien Trying To ‘Fast-Track’ The Annexation Of North Highline?

Is Burien Trying To ‘Fast-Track’ The Annexation Of North Highline?

by Scott Schaefer A reliable, well-placed source tipped us off Friday morning (June 3rd), to speculation that the City of Burien may be trying to ‘fast-track’ the annexation of the remaining... [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]

On August 18th, North Highline Residents Will Vote On Annexation; Take Our Poll…

On August 18th, North Highline Residents Will Vote On Annexation; Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols It’s been a long time coming – years of meetings, studies, surveys, and wars of words – but in less than three weeks residents of the southern part of the North Highline... [Read more]

Seattle City Council considering annexation of White Center

Seattle City Council considering annexation of White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Seattle City Council wants to ask the people of White Center and north Boulevard Park to vote on whether they want to be a part of Seattle. Annexation of... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The people of Burien and North Highline deserve the truth…’

LETTER: ‘The people of Burien and North Highline deserve the truth…’

[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:] Public Information Confirms: Mark Ufkes... [Read more]

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]

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]