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MEDIA ADVISORY

July 11, 2007

For more information contact:

Marty Wine, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

City Of Renton, King County, Benson Hill Communities To Host Community Town Hall Meeting

WHO
City Council President Toni Nelson 
County Councilmember Julia Patterson
City and County department representatives
Benson Hill Communities progress group members
 
WHAT:
At the community’s request, King County and the City of Renton will provide annexation information and answer questions for Benson Hill Communities residents at a town hall meeting including a panel discussion. The purpose is to:

  • Provide residents with information about governance options and service choices.
  • Help people get answers to questions about annexation
  • Encourage residents to participate and to vote.

In January 2007, Benson Hill Communities area residents submitted a petition requesting a vote on annexation to Renton. Benson Hill Communities annexation area is located in the unincorporated area south and east of Renton, and includes over 16,000 residents in the Cascade, Benson Hill, Spring Glen and Spring Brook neighborhoods. Renton has requested that King County hold an election so that residents can vote on the question in the November 6, 2007, general election. 

WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion starts at 7:00 p.m.
Renton Park Elementary School
16828 128th Ave SE, Renton, WA

CONTACT:
Marty Wine, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer at 425-430-6526 or mwine@ci.renton.wa.us