Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

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by Gina Bourdage

Here are notes from Monday night’s (July 6th) Burien City Council Study Session (PDF agenda here, streaming video link here):

What is the Cascade agenda? According to the website

“In May 2005, The Cascade Agenda began as a call to action, a call for change. A call to each and every one of us to imagine the future we want for our children and grandchildren. An opportunity to envision the communities, natural environment and economy that will sustain us for the next 100 years.

The Cascade Agenda is a recognition that the Puget Sound region is at a critical moment in history. Locally, we expect our population to double in the next century, growing to more than 10 million people, about the size of Los Angeles today. Globally, we know that climate change threatens our natural environment, economy and standard of living.

In response to these mounting pressures, The Agenda offers the opportunity to protect our quality of life now and create a better future for those who come after us.”

The City Council will vote to become participants in the Cascade Agenda program at the next council meeting.

Next Annexation Open House will be Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30pm at Glen Acres Church of Christ, located at 11401 10th Ave South.

  • This year the 4th of July was quieter, relatively speaking, than previous years in regard to noise, trash and damage to community parks.
  • Burien B/ IAS project is featured in City Arts magazine for the progress and future plans for the space (read their story here).
  • Head Start is returning to Burien and will relocate to the old Burien Library in 2010.
  • The 2009 Strawberry festival was a great success.
  • SCORE update: Ground breaking planned for August 3rd, 2009.

Following up on her announcement of having cancer Deputy Mayor Sue Blazak said “Thanks for all of the well wishes I have received. I had surgery and all indications say that I am cancer free.”

Public Meeting on Lora Lake to explain progress moving forward will happen on July 23rd from 7-9pm at the Highline School District building.

The council approved the NAVOS land use proposal, adopted 7-0 for the mental health and activity center to be built in Burien. For more information visit the website at

There will be a Public Hearing on July 20th to review the transportation benefit district and what it means for Burien and its residents.

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One Response to “Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting”
  1. A correction to your article: Head Start is returning to Burien and will be leasing space at the Burien Community Center for several months until its new space in North Highline is ready (i.e. NOT the old Burien Library).

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