Press Release: Informational Sessions on North Highline Annexation
North Highline residents can learn about the proposed annexation to the City of Burien at a series of informational sessions prior to the annexation election on Nov. 6. City officials will present information and answer questions about the annexation.
Upcoming Informational Sessions:
• August 23: White Center Food Bank, 10829 8th Ave. SW, 6 pm
• September 13: Beverly Park Elementary School cafeteria, 1201 S. 104th St., 6 pm
• October 18: Cascade Middle School, cafeteria, 11212 10th Ave. SW, 6 pm
If approved by voters, the annexation would increase the population of Burien by about 17,300, increasing total population to approximately 65,000 residents and making Burien the 15th largest city in Washington. The annexation area includesWhite Center, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale, and portions of Boulevard Park, Riverton Heights and Shorewood. In 2010 the City of Burien annexed the southern portion of North Highline, which included the Boulevard Park and Shorewood neighborhoods, after residents there voted in favor of joining the City.
The Nov. 6 ballot measure will require a simple majority vote for approval. Only residents in the proposed annexation area are allowed to vote in the election. Residents must register to vote at least 30 days prior to an election. The annexation would likely take effect in 2013 if approved.
For more information about the proposed annexation, including a map of the annexation and frequently asked questions, see www.burienwa.gov/annexation.