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The laws of the annexing city apply to the annexed area as of the effective date of the annexation. Hoops v. Burlington Northern, Inc . , 83 Wn.2d 396 (1974).
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Yes. The state supreme court concluded in Tukwila v. King County , 78 Wn.2d 34, 39 (1970), that neighboring landowners should be notified of annexations in the general vicinity of their property and be given a chance to appear and be heard.
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Under State ex rel. Bowen v. Kruegel , 67 Wn.2d 673 (1965), an annexation ordinance under the petition method of annexation is not subject to a referendum. See also Leonard v. Bothell , 87 Wn.2d 847 (1976). The election method is, of course, equivalent to a referendum pr...
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RCW 35.23.545 , known as a "curative" statute, requires legal challenges to annexation proceedings in second class cities to be made through a quo warranto action within one year. After one year, any errors or defects in the annexation cannot be a basis for invalidating the a...
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An attorney general opinion concluded that, where an annexing ordinance described a larger parcel of property than that contained in the annexation petition, it is void. However, the annexation ordinance could be reenacted based upon the original annexing petition and hearing,...
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Yes, a city may annex a contiguous city or town, or two (or more) cities may consolidate with each other. See procedures under chapter 35.10 RCW .
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The adequacy of a legal description of territory proposed for annexation is judged by whether a competent surveyor, either with or without the aid of extrinsic evidence, could ascertain the property in question. Long v. City of Olympia , 72 Wn.2d 85 (1967); McAlmond v. Ci...
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An area proposed to be annexed to a city is to be deemed contiguous to the city even though separated by water, tidelands, or shorelands (shores of a lake or river, not subject to tidal flow). The statute applicable to code cities also provides that, upon annexation of such an...
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Not necessarily. A footnote to the decision of the state supreme court in Tukwila v. King County , 78 Wn.2d 34 (1970), states that a minor error in notice does not mean the automatic invalidation of the annexation proceedings. In that case, the court upheld an annexation ev...
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In an informal opinion dated July 19, 1966, the attorney general's office concluded that a municipal purposes annexation could be successfully challenged if a city annexed the area with a preconceived intention to use it for a purpose not contemplated by the statute. (The atto...
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No. RCW 43.21C.222 provides that "annexation of territory by a city or town is exempted from compliance" with SEPA requirements.
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RCW 35.21.005 (9)(c) and RCW 35A.01.040 (9)(c) provide that the signature of the contract purchaser, as shown by the records of the county auditor, is sufficient (without the signature of his or her spouse).
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The decision to annex is a legislative decision. The council has unlimited discretion in this area to decide whether or not to annex. The decision whether to annex is a legislative decision even though there is a public hearing connected with the decision. The statute for a c...
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No. The statutory prohibition on annexing territory outside an urban growth areas all-inclusive. It makes no exception for municipal purpose annexations, even though there may be valid policy reasons to exclude such annexations from this prohibition.  RCW 35.13.005 ; RCW 35A....
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It is probable that cities, particularly first class and code cities, have the authority to charge fees for handling and processing annexation petitions. A number of cities charge fees for this purpose. However, it is unlikely that the fees charged will in most cases actually ...
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Under RCW 35.21.160 and RCW 35A.21.090 , a city acquires jurisdiction to the center of a navigable river when it annexes the bank of the river. See also  AGO 59-60 No. 60 .
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Yes. Since petition method annexations do not involve ballot propositions, the prohibition in  RCW 42.17A.555 against the use of city facilities and staff in support of a ballot proposition does not apply. Also, since annexation questions have impacts on almost all aspects of...
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(This practice is known as a "shoestring" or "corridor" annexation, and the narrow strip of land is intended to make the larger tract at its end "contiguous" to the annexing city.) A shoestring annexation probably would be invalidated, if challenged within a reasonable period...
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There is no enabling legislation that specifically allows cities and towns to annex territory located in another county, although RCW 35A.14.020 , relating to the election method of annexation in code cities, sets out a process for reviewing petitions where the territory in ...
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