I don't know this issue well enough but apparently the City Council is, once again, considering annexing part of White Center to Seattle.
What reader asks is a compelling question: are there schools in that area and would that mean they would become part of SPS?
From the White Center Blog:
The Seattle City Council wants to ask the people of White Center
and north Boulevard Park to vote on whether they want to be a part of
Annexation of the North Highline Unincorporated Area may be an
anathema to many in the area, whose residents overwhelmingly rejected
the annexation in 2012, an election that many believe cost the jobs of
some members of the former Burien City Council and its then city
But, on Monday (Dec. 15) the Seattle City Council will reconsider the
annexation proposal put on the shelf during the recession. Council
President Tim Burgess and Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Sally Clark
moved it to the regular Monday afternoon Seattle Council session.
A state law that provides a 0.1 percent sales tax credit to help pay for
the annexation of an unincorporated area expires on Jan. 1, 2015.
The Seattle Council needed to start the process now while the law is
in effect, thus keeping the tax credit alive. After Jan. 1, the tax
credit is gone, so an action now means the annexation was started while
the tax credit was legal.
Still, few believe the amount would cover the cost of taking the area into the city.
Seattle would pay for the election, if annexed.
Residents of the remaining unincorporated area will be asked to vote “for the annexation of the North Highline Annexation Area.”