Homelessness Section

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

By Jack Mayne The Burien Parks pilot program to get homeless people to find other places to spend the night seems to be a success, Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (July 1). The... [Read more]

Parks encampments, climate and more on agenda for Monday council

Parks encampments, climate and more on agenda for Monday council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting: an update on the 4-month pilot program regulating unauthorized use of Burien Parks and facilities, potential action on the StormFest... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader responds to recent Letter about Post Office mailbox

LETTER: Reader responds to recent Letter about Post Office mailbox

[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:] Dear Editor, I saw the Letter to the Editor... [Read more]

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (June 3) that all of the campers at midtown parks were gone while the Council also heard about a potential replacement of the... [Read more]

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council reviewed the city’s proposed new sign ordinance, heard of a new citywide ‘First Friday’ series of community summer celebrations and unanimously voted City Manager... [Read more]

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

On Monday, May 20, the City of Burien released the following statement from City Manager Brian J. Wilson regarding homelessness, tents and camping in city parks: The City of Burien has heard a number of... [Read more]

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

This week, the City of Burien announced a new approach to addressing unauthorized use of Burien parks and facilities. In an effort to make everyone feel welcome and safe in Burien parks, City staff and Burien Police will be taking a…

Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers spent a majority of their time at the regular meeting Monday night (May 5) listening to 40 speakers during public comment period, taking up an hour and a half.... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

[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:] The skateboard park at 4th Ave SW and... [Read more]