LETTER: How much did Burien spend on annexation?

Members of the Burien City Council:

Annexation of Area Y was rejected by their residents.

The city of Burien spent a considerable amount of money studying and promoting annexation, including hiring staff for this purpose.

In light of the current deficit spending and tax increases passed for the 2013 budget and in the service of accountability and transparency the residents have a right to know how their tax dollars have been spent.

On behalf of the residents I am requesting a tally of the tax money spent pursuing the annexation of Area Y.

Please direct the city manager to make public a cost analysis of what this failed venture cost the city of Burien.

Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.

John Poitras
Burien

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