White Center/North Highline annexation: Initiative challenge

Just posted on our partner site White Center Now: Even as Burien’s city manager Mike Martin told council members (who had to cancel tonight’s work session for lack of quorum) he’s hoping for an August vote on the proposed North Highline annexation (in an area that leaves the majority of White Center available for Seattle to annex), a prominent Burien resident, former councilmember Stephen Lamphear, has filed notice of an initiative to stop the deal for separate annexations. See the document here. More as this develops. 9:51 PM UPDATE: Added comments from initiative sponsor Lamphear at WCN.

1 Reply to "White Center/North Highline annexation: Initiative challenge"

  • Stephen Lamphear January 27, 2009 (9:16 pm)

    Breaking up North Highline is not good public policy. Keep it together.

    It really doesn’t matter whether you favor Seattle or Burien, the MOU between the two would split up neighborhoods. Remember, this agreement was negotiated in secret without any participation by North Highline representatives. Stop the partition of North Highline.

    If you’d like to help gather signatures when the time comes, please contact me at annexation.initiative@gmail.com

    Stephen Lamphear

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