35.13.160  <<  35.13.165 >>   35.13.170

Termination of annexation proceedings in cities over four hundred thousandDeclarations of termination filed by property owners.

At any time before the date is set for an annexation election under RCW 35.13.060 or 35.13.174, all further proceedings to annex shall be terminated upon the filing of verified declarations of termination signed by:
(1) Owners of real property consisting of at least sixty percent of the assessed valuation in the area proposed to be annexed; or
(2) Sixty percent of the owners of real property in the area proposed to be annexed.
As used in this subsection, the term "owner" shall include individuals and corporate owners. In determining who is a real property owner for purposes of this section, all owners of a single parcel shall be considered as one owner. No owner may be entitled to sign more than one declaration of termination.
Following the termination of such proceedings, no other petition for annexation affecting any portion of the same property may be considered by any government body for a period of five years from the date of filing.
The provisions of this section shall apply only to cities with a population greater than four hundred thousand.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: As to the constitutionality of this section, see Seattle v. State, 103 Wn.2d 663, 694 P.2d 641 (1985).
Severability1981 c 332: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1981 c 332 § 11.]
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