Will Seattle annex what Burien doesn’t? Mayor Nickels’ take

Context: As Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels prepares to officially file his re-election campaign documents on Monday, we were granted an interview with him Saturday morning, for partner site West Seattle Blog. We asked one question on behalf of White Center Now: With the Seattle City Council having turned thumbs down on the Memorandum of Understanding his office worked out with Burien (and others) regarding annexation (February WCN coverage here), what happens now? This video includes the entirety of his answer – mostly prefaced with background on the sales-tax incentive vote, which he thinks was the council’s only real sticking point:

If you’re interested in the rest of our interview, we’re parceling it out in multiple reports on WSB; watch the West Seattle Politics archive, where two stories are already posted as of this writing early Sunday.

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One Response to “Will Seattle annex what Burien doesn’t? Mayor Nickels’ take”

  1. As a resident of White Center, I do not like being referred to as a burden. More offense is taken that at no sales tax credit we are a burden but worth looking at with the 5 million dollar tax credit. Another point, the annexation is the North Highline Unicorporated Area not just White Center. Just a note to the Mayor and City Council we will still remain a burden when the 5 million dollar a year tax credit gets somehow diverted to a Seattle project.