Petition did not meet requirement

An update to the story “Neighbors voice concerns over potential annexation” from the Sept. 14 edition of the Reporter:

On Monday, Sept. 17, council president Ed Prince read a letter from the King County Assessor’s office that they may have issued the 60 percent petition verification in error. They said signees would be given the chance to withdraw from the petition.

At the Oct. 8 city meeting, councilmember Ryan McIrvin said King County Assessor’s office reported back to the council, confirming the petition did not meet the required 60 percent of assessed valuation and is therefore insufficient.

At this time, there’s no further action required by council.