Residents and supporters of the Eastgate annexation effort will go door-to-door Saturday to gather signatures from property owners in Eastgate who have not yet signed an annexation petition.
More than 700 property owners, representing over 45 percent of assessed value in Eastgate, have already signed the annexation petition. The 50 percent goal must be reached by Dec. 10.
On Saturday, volunteers will help gather the approximately 130 signatures still needed for annexation. The shifts, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m., will start at the South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way.
Eastgate is one of four unincorporated areas in South Bellevue that may be annexed by the City of Bellevue next year. If the Eastgate area chooses to annex, residents will enjoy lower property taxes and improved local services.
County Executive Dow Constantine supports the proposed South Bellevue annexation, noting that the county can no longer afford to maintain current service levels in unincorporated urban areas. He said, "The benefits of annexation are many: lower property taxes; increased level of essential services, direct access to city programs and services at the local level; effective land use, transportation and parks planning."
To volunteer or to sign a petition, contact Neighborhood Outreach at 425-452-6836.
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