North Highline Area "Y" Annexation to Burien City Proposition (November 2012)

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A North Highline Area "Y" Annexation to Burien City measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in King County, which is in Washington, where it was defeated.

If approved, the North Highline Area would have been annexed to the City of Burien.[1]

Election results

Burien Prop. 1
Defeatedd No2,69964.62%
Yes 1,478 35.38%

Election results from King County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall that area of unincorporated King County known as the North Highline Area “Y” Annexation Area as legally described in City of Burien Resolution No. 330 be annexed to the City of Burien?

For annexation

Against annexation[1][2]


Those who support annexation argue that State Law says North Highline cannot stay unincorporated and that as Burien City residents the currently North Highline residents will have a greater voice in their future and will receive better services from Burien police service.



According to those who oppose annexation, the only thing North Highline residents will get from annexation is additional city taxes and further restrictions from city ordinances such as parking tickets and permits for trimming trees. They also assert that the City of Burien does not have enough money to provide more services than are already provided by King County.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 King County Elections, List of Propositions
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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