What happened at tonight’s North Highline UAC meeting
Lots to report from tonight’s North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting, from fundraising to graffiti-fighting to annexation. Here are the highlights:
GRAFFITI: Ron Johnson talked about the North Highline UAC’s new website (www.northhighlineuac.org), with this highlight: A button to click to report graffiti. They want to get the word out – “if you see graffiti, hit the button.” Also on the graffiti-fighting front, Margaret Anthony from King County Parks discussed the draft plan we mentioned in our White Center/South Delridge Community Safety coverage last week (read it here), and Darlene Sellers from the Teen Center said they’re working to obtain more paint and primer to take care of graffiti problems – and prioritizing which graffiti gets painted out first, by looking at “how offensive” it is.
ANNEXATION: Burien city manager Mike Martin recapped the Boundary Review Board’s abbreviated hearing held Tuesday night (read White Center Now coverage here). He said Burien has sent letters to Seattle, Seatac, Tukwila, and the King County Executive, saying it’s ready to talk about annexation any time, anywhere, and will make whatever accommodations are necessary to make it work with other participants. He had a few relatively sharp words about what Seattle legal rep Roger Wynne said at the hearing; he described it as “doing a disservice to all involved” and said he believes Seattle is stalling so that it has one more chance to get the State Legislature to pass a law that would make annexation more financially feasible. Meantime, he reiterated that Burien plans to refile an annexation proposal within a few months. And he told NHUAC members that he’d like to bring them into the Burien government process as citizen volunteer advisers, suggesting this is a good time to “get to know” the government that may eventually be accountable for most of their area.
STEVE COX PARK: A meeting is planned at 6 pm September 17th to talk about topics including possible tree removal; signs will go up in the park to let people know about the meeting. Meantime, it was reported that the park has qualified for Adopt-A-Park, which means it’s eligible for four helping projects per year. And plans are still under way for fundraising on behalf of a permanent memorial; a special dinner is in the works.
COMMUNITY MEETING: A reminder about the community meeting NHUAC is presenting at St. Bernadette’s two weeks from tonight, 7 pm September 18. Come to discuss hot topics – and for the free coffee and cookies!
The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meets on the first Thursday of every month, usually 7 pm at North Highline Fire District headquarters. Find minutes of previous meetings here.
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