West Hill Area Annexation to Renton City Proposition (November 2012)
If approved, the West Hill area would have become part of the City of Renton.
|Renton: Proposition No. 1|
Election results from Renton: Proposition No. 1 - West Hill Annexation Area.
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|“|| Shall that area of unincorporated King County known as the West Hill Annexation Area as legally described in City of Renton Resolution Nos. 4061 and 4125 be annexed to the City of Renton?
Those who support annexation argue that West Hill has been plagued by economic deterioration and an escalation of crime as compared to nearby incorporated areas have had visible economic and service improvements. They say that King County is becoming less and less able to deliver services to urban unincorporated areas because of financial difficulties.
According to those in opposition of this proposition, annexation would result in less emergency services such as fire and police and increased taxes.