Tomorrow, the 1,400 residents of Providence Point will casttheir yea or nay ballots on the retirement community's annexationinto the city of Issaquah. And, just a few miles south on theIssaquah Plateau, the master-planned community of Klahanie is stuckin a in push-me pull-you battle between its 11,000 residents,Issaquah and the four-year-old city of Sammamish.

Last July, more than three-quarters of Providence Point'sseniors participated in a straw pole. The results--91% of thosevoted in favor of jointing ranks with Issaquah. But a morecontroversial question on the ballot is whether the 18-year-oldgated community's property owners should take on a share of thecity's $7.8-million bond debt. If the proposition passes, assessedvaluation of Providence Point properties will jump 50 cents per$1,000.

As for the construction of the last few buildings slated forProvidence Point, developer Swanson Dean's project manager, LamarHansen, says an Issaquah change of address "won't affect us." Thepermitting process has already been completed through KingCounty.

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