Leo Gese stands in a pasture at his home on 174th St SE on Tuesday in Bothell. Leo and Marla Gese have lived on their property for 15 years. The Everett School Board voted to use its condemnation powers for the first time in a quarter century to acquire four pieces of land in the Bothell area for a future high school. The Geses are not against selling, but the school district has based its offers on rural property values, some two to three times less than what developers have offered for 3.8 acres. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett School Board votes to seize Bothell-area property

Some owners say their compensation will be far less than it should be in the fast-urbanizing area.

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