Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week


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The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC) is not included.

Previously, the CTTC – which had recently been added back to the packets after being out for a while – was being “abused” by citizens who knew its content wouldn’t be moderated or altered, and were therefore including non-essential items like reviews of taco stands, pages of TV listings, and even a 1995 OSHA manual on asbestos removal.

But this week…no CTTC…and the City would not comment to the blog on the reasoning.

However, we were able to get a peek at the CTTC, and we can see why it’s not included – this version, which has 10 letters – contains at least four highly questionable missives, including one suggesting plastic surgeries for specific councilmembers, a ‘doxing‘ of a resident who’s not even involved with the city nor the council, a profane-laced one attacking “left trash” members of the council, and another that exposes a current councilmember’s restraining order against a neighbor.

We can see why the City did not include this version of the CTTC, and we encourage the Council to revisit this issue ASAP, as we can sense that City staff frustrations are growing.

Here’s what’s in the CTTC-free packet (download PDF here):

SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:15 P.M. 

For the purpose of holding an Executive Session to discuss Collective Bargaining per RCW 42.30.240(4)(b).

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT ON EMERGING ISSUES:

  • Community Court Update.
  • Downtown Economic Development in the News.
  • State Audit Exit Conference Update.

BUSINESS AGENDA

  • Discussion and Potential Motion to Approve Ordinance No. 672, Adopting the 2018 Property Tax Levy
  • Discussion and Potential Action to Adopt Ordinance No. 673, Increasing the City’s Surface Water Management Service Charges and Amending Chapter 13.10 of the Burien Municipal Code
  • Staff Presentation of Ordinance No. 674, Amending the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.
  • Motion to Name Voting Delegate to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Continued Discussion of the Draft Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan
  • Discussion and Potential Action on Ordinance No. 680, Adopting Downtown Parking Zoning Code Amendments
  • Review of Council Proposed Agenda Schedule.

Motion to schedule a Special Meeting on January 8, 2017 and to suspend the City Council Meeting Guidelines at the said meeting for the purpose of electing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street:

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