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Residents of doughnut hole area submit petition

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PASCO, Wash. - People who live in the "Doughnut Hole" inside Pasco city limits took another step forward Wednesday morning.

Homeowners opposed to annexation filed a petition at the Franklin County Auditor's office. It's part of the process for people living there to have the right to vote on incorporating as their own city.

The group, Citizens for Lifestyle Preservation, said becoming the city of Riverview wasn't their first choice. They originally wanted to remain within Franklin County boundaries.

"The reason that an incorporated city would be safe from annexation is because a city can't annex another city," said Alicia Chabrier.

Citizens for Lifestyle Preservation garnered about 900 signatures on the petition and need at least 268 to make it onto the ballot. 

The auditor's office will now review and verify the signatures within the next month.