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 on with our sister site The B-Town Blog in the multipurpose room of White Center Heights Elementary School, located at 10015 6th Ave SW, in White Center, just a few blocks east of McClendon Hardware.

The annexation issue will appear on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

This free forum is open to everyone, and will be presented in a style similar to the numerous Candidates Forums we’ve held, run by a neutral Moderator and with proponents of the issue on one side, and opponents on the other.

Panelists, who were just confirmed, will include:


  • Judge Judith Eiler


  • Barbara Dobkin (President of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council)
  • Jerry Robison (Burien City Councilmember)


  • Debi Wagner (Local Activist)
  • Mark Ufkes (President of the White Center Chamber of Commerce)

We are still taking questions now from readers such as YOU, which we will consider asking our Pro and Con participants Oct. 2. This is especially relevant for Readers who may not be able to attend our forum, yet still have questions for either side.

So put on your Critical Thinking Cap and come up with some Edward R. Murrow-style insightful, probing inquiries and send them to:

[email protected]

Remember, ballots go out in just a few weeks. The people who will decide Yes or No on annexation are the voters who live in the proposed annexation area, which is essentially that chunk of land just south of the Seattle border, home to around 17,000 people.


One Response to “REMINDER: Our Annexation Forum is Just One Week Away from Tonight!”
  1. BadIdea says:

    A few years ago my neighbors thought it was a good idea to be part of Burien….
    As of this date, the only thing that has changed is paying more taxes…
    We now pay city of Burien taxes on all of our utilities, cell phones and what ever they can tax.
    Don’t do it, unless you like to pay more taxes.

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