Election Section

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council rejected on a tie 3–3 tie vote a proposal by Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to require landlords to not consider whether a prospective resident gets pubic grant... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

Seattle Southside Chamber announces line-up for Candidates Night Sept. 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the candidates who have confirmed their attendance for their bi-annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Candidates Night will be... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election – please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum... [Read more]

King County Judge orders sanctuary repeal measure off Burien’s Nov. ballot

King County Judge orders sanctuary repeal measure off Burien’s Nov. ballot

By Jack Mayne The move to repeal the Burien sanctuary ordinance was halted on Thursday (Sept. 14) because it “exceeds the scope of the initiative authority granted to the people of the City of Burien”... [Read more]

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council will be TONIGHT – Thursday, Sept. 14 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6 p.m. These... [Read more]

Judge to decide Wed. if Burien sanctuary law repeal remains on Nov. 7 ballot

Judge to decide Wed. if Burien sanctuary law repeal remains on Nov. 7 ballot

By Jack Mayne A Superior Court judge in Kent tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 13) will decide whether or not the repeal of the Burien sanctuary law will appear on the Nov. 7 general election ballot (download PDF... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Immigrant shares her story about growing up & living as a ‘Dreamer’ in Burien

Immigrant shares her story about growing up & living as a ‘Dreamer’ in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is published with permission from a Burien-based ‘Dreamer’ who first posted it to Facebook on Friday, Sept. 8. Seeing how immigration is a hot-button... [Read more]

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

The Stranger: ‘Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle’

Sydney Brownstone wrote a well-researched, in-depth story on Burien for The Stranger this week, entitled “Trump’s America Is 10 Miles South of Downtown Seattle (How Burien became a microcosm... [Read more]

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

The B-Town Blog will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 City Council race (dates/locations to be announced soon), and we’re seeking questions from our Readers. These questions will be reviewed... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Candidates Night’ will be Sept. 27

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Candidates Night’ will be Sept. 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Aug. 28) the publication of their candidate questionnaires on their website, as well as the return of ‘Candidates Night’ event... [Read more]

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

A Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Highline College. This forum will “focus on the quality of life and jobs in the airport... [Read more]

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Burien City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

On Monday (Aug. 14), King County Elections released another round of election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, and on the day before results are certified, it appears that – pending a last minute... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

King County Elections released on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races continue to tighten up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Burien City Council Meeting, Monday night,... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Screenshot shows the vote to put Ordinance 395 on the Nov. 7 ballot as a 6-0 vote, with 1 abstention. By Jack Mayne Six Burien Councilmembers voted over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz to have the city... [Read more]

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

At Monday night’s (Aug. 7) regular meeting, the Burien City Council will continue its discussion – and possibly take action on – whether to repeal the ‘sanctuary city’ Ordinance 651,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and it looks like the standings remain the same. So far the voter... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 3:57 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 2, and it looks like the standings remain the same as the first round. So... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 18.05% of the votes counted, here’s how the Burien City Council horse race – of 17 candidates... [Read more]