(Above, first part of the meeting, unedited; below, the rest of it – inbetween the two was a break)
After public testimony last month, the Boundary Review Board for King County was scheduled to make its decision last night on whether to give its blessing to the proposed annexation of the Duwamish Triangle area by Tukwila.
Instead – the defeat of Burien’s proposed North Highline annexation threw a curveball into the process, and the board decided during its meeting at Beverly Park Elementary School to reopen the public hearing before deciding which way to go.
Their job is to take a big-picture look at the area and make sure that an annexation wouldn’t be of harm to the area involved. The board had supported Burien’s bid to add most of the rest of North Highline to the city – but most of its members seemed surprised
that voters didn’t go along with it. (64 percent of the votes counted so far are against Burien annexation.)
So it wants testimony about how this version of the landscape – maintaining a sizable unincorporated area adjacent to this potential annexation area – will be handled, and it’s set the next hearing for January 7th, 2013. We recorded last night’s meeting on video and will add that here when it’s processed.