City Announces Two Additional Public Forums On Shoreline Master Program
The City of Burien announced Monday (June 7) that it will hold two more public forums on proposed revisions to the Cityâ€™s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) at City Hall beginning at 7pm on two consecutive Mondays: June 14th and June 21st.
Information about each forum is described below:
MONDAY, JUNE 14 7pm:
A panel of scientists and biologists will present information about the health and ecology of Puget Sound and Lake Burien. Panelists will discuss what actions can be taken to ensure the resource is protected and enhanced. Following the presentations, the audience is invited to participate in a facilitated question and answer session with the panelists and the Burien City Council, and identify issues for discussion at the 2nd forum.
MONDAY, JUNE 21 7pm:
The following have been identified by the community as major issues related to the SMP update: buffers and non-conformance; vegetation; public access; and bulkheads. Other issues may be added following the first forum. A panel of specialists in each of these topics will discuss what is required by the Shoreline Management Act and State shoreline guidelines, and what is proposed in Burienâ€™s draft SMP. Other presenters will address property owner concerns related to existing homes (resale values, ability to resell homes and insurance). Following the presentations, the audience is invited to participate in a facilitated question and answer session with the panelists and the Burien City Council.
Both forums will be broadcast live on Burien Cable Channel 21, and streaming live and on video recording at http://burienmedia.org.
Documents to the draft SMP and all related documents are available online here.
If you have questions for the panel, you are asked to please submit them in writing to David Johanson, City of Burien Senior Planner, at Burien City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) or via e-mail at [email protected].
After the forums, the Burien City Council will consider all documents before them as well as information from the public before making a decision on the SMP this summer. Tentative dates for City Council discussion of the SMP are July 19 and August 2, 16 and 30. A public hearing may be scheduled for one of these dates. The Cityâ€™s Shoreline Master Program webpage will have current information about meeting dates and times