Annexation plan defeated at Walla Walla Council meeting

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WALLA WALLA — The south side annexation proposal was defeated at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Originally, the city had proposed an 871 acre annexation. Earlier this week, city officials announced they were cutting back on the acreage to less than half the area, but were still focusing on including the developments of Costello addition, Triple Creek and Table Rock.

The smaller version still proved too costly and unpopular for the majority of Council, and it was voted down 4-3.

Council members Conrado Cavazos, Jerry Cummins, Shane Laib and Chris Plucker voted against approving a resolution that would have set the boundaries and continued the process, which would have led to a final vote in June.

Council members Barbara Clark, Mary Lou Jenkins and Mayor Jim Barrow voted for the defeated resolution.

Approximately 120 people attended the City Council meeting.

Close to 20 people gave public comment, but only a couple of those comments were in favor of annexation.

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