Apparently Kirkland is about to annex a whole chunk of unincorporated King County, which would almost double the population of Kirkland.
The insane thing is that the citizens of Kirkland, whose resources will get spread thin, don't get to vote on the issue - only the citizens in the area targeted for annexation!
Oh, and being a ten year (high) tax paying non-US citizen, I don't get to vote anyway…
No taxation without… Oh. Whatever.