West Hill Area Annexation to Renton City Proposition (November 2012)

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A West Hill Area Annexation to the City of Renton measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in King County, which is in Washington, which was defeated.

If approved, the West Hill area would have become part of the City of Renton.[1]

Election results

Renton: Proposition No. 1
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 3,352 55.74%
Yes 2,662 44.26%
Total votes 6,014 100.00%
Voter turnout 76.34%

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?

For annexation

Against annexation[1][2]


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.[1]


According to those in opposition of this proposition, annexation would result in less emergency services such as fire and police and increased taxes.[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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