Information Session Sept.13 on North Highline Annexation
Information from City of Burien
The city is conducting a series of informational sessions designed to inform North Highline residents about the upcoming North Highline annexation measure on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. City officials will be present to answer any questions.
The next information session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. at Beverly Park Elementary School cafeteria, 1201 S. 104th St. The final information session will be Oct. 18, 6 p.m. at Cascade Middle School cafeteria, 11212 10th Ave. SW.
Only registered voters in the proposed annexation area will vote on whether to become part of the City of Burien.
The proposed annexation area includes the unincorporated remainder of North Highline, which takes in White Center, Top Hat, Beverly Park, Glendale, and portions of Boulevard Park, Riverton Heights and Shorewood.
If approved by voters, the annexation would likely take effect in spring 2013. Burien annexed the southern section of North Highline in 2010.
If the annexation is successful, Burien would grow in size by 17,300 residents. Its 65,000 residents would make Burien the 15th largest city in Washington.
The Nov. 6 General Election is being conducted entirely by mail. Registered voters will begin receiving ballots in the mail the week of Oct. 17.
Ballots can be mailed back and must be postmarked Nov. 6 or earlier. They can also be deposited in a ballot drop box before 8 pm on Nov. 6. One is located on SW 152nd St. in front Burien Library/City Hall at 400 SW 152nd St.
You can read the West Seattle Herald/White Center News' prior coverage of informational meetings here, here, and here.