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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 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]

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]

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]

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

To the Editor: The City of Burien has a structural financial deficit and is going broke. At the City Council meeting of October 22, 2012, the City Manager/Mike Martin and the City Council tried to deny... [Read more]

Please Welcome Our Latest Advertiser, the ‘Independent White Center PAC’

Please Welcome Our Latest Advertiser, the ‘Independent White Center PAC’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following “Blogvertorial” post is a paid political Advertisement. The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of South King Media.] Please welcome... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

White Center 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... [Read more]

POLL: How Will YOU Vote On Burien’s Proposed Annexation of White Center?

POLL: How Will YOU Vote On Burien’s Proposed Annexation of White Center?

You’ve been to the forums, you’ve heard both sides of the issue…and now, we’d like to see how YOU are planning on voting on Burien’s proposed annexation of the rest of White... [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…

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

Hi B-Town Blog, There are many concerns I have about the upcoming possible annexation of White Center to Burien. I will focus on only 3 concerns: We are all going to have to pay more taxes for this annexation.... [Read more]

Impassioned Crowd Packs White Center School for Lively Annexation Debate

Impassioned Crowd Packs White Center School for Lively Annexation Debate

by Jack Mayne with photos by Michael Brunk It depends on which side you listen to whether Burien will go broke annexing North Highline’s Area Y or whether staying unincorporated will mean that Seattle... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our Annexation Forum is Just One Week Away from Tonight!

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... [Read more]

We’re Taking Questions NOW for our Oct. 2 Town Hall Forum on Annexation

We’re Taking Questions NOW for our Oct. 2 Town Hall Forum on Annexation

Be sure and mark your calendar for Tuesday night, Oct. 2! That’s when The White Center Blog, in association with sister site The B-Town Blog, will be hosting a Town Hall Forum on the city of Burien’s... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Our Forum on Annexation will be Tuesday, Oct. 2

SAVE THE DATE: Our Forum on Annexation will be Tuesday, Oct. 2

SAVE THE DATE: The White Center Blog, in association with its sister site The B-Town Blog, will be holding a forum on the city of Burien’s proposed annexation of White Center on Tuesday night, Oct.... [Read more]

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

Taxes, Police Services Will Both Increase with N. Highline Annexation by Burien

by Ralph Nichols Taxes in North Highline will increase about $140 a year if voters there approve annexation by Burien in the November election – and residents of the now-unincorporated area will see... [Read more]

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Annexation Meeting is TONIGHT at Food Bank

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Annexation Meeting is TONIGHT at Food Bank

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be holding its next Annexation Informational Session TONIGHT – Thursday, Aug. 23 – at the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW), starting at 6 p.m. This is a free... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

LETTER: Burien Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our sister site The B-Town Blog posted this Letter to the Editor, which we thought was relevant enough to re-post here: The Burien City Staff is not really interested in getting correct... [Read more]

Burien’s Next Annexation Informational Session will be Thursday, Aug. 23

Burien’s Next Annexation Informational Session will be Thursday, Aug. 23

The City of Burien will be holding its next Annexation Informational Session on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW), starting at 6 p.m. “The City is conducting a series... [Read more]

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

BREAKING: 11th-Hour Challenge to Remove Annexation from Ballot Fails

An eleventh-hour challenge to remove annexation of unincorporated North Highline from the November ballot was defeated Monday night (Aug. 6) by the Burien City Council. Council members voted 3-3 on a motion by Councilman Jack Block Jr. to withdraw annexation…

LETTER: Anti-Annexation Protestor Removed from White Center Jubilee Days

LETTER: Anti-Annexation Protestor Removed from White Center Jubilee Days

To the Editor – Citizens in the White Center/Area Y annexation area were censored from hearing both sides of the annexation issue by the Committee Chairman of White Center Jubilee Days and the President... [Read more]