Politics Section

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Letter to the Editor is a rebuttal to another Letter, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hi Aaron, Mary’s... [Read more]

Final Burien Airport Committee of 2018 will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 at City Hall

Final Burien Airport Committee of 2018 will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 at City Hall

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) will have its last meeting of the year next Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Burien City Hall in the Multipurpose Room on the 1st Floor. “If you are interested... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another perspective on the Mary’s Place proposal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another perspective on the Mary’s Place proposal

[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:] To Editor @ B-Town Blog, I just read Mr.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – what does compromise look like?’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – what does compromise look like?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, intended as um…a rebuttal to a rebuttal. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hi Sue, Mary’s... [Read more]

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed

An online fundraiser has been created by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce to honor the legacy of SeaTac City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who tragically passed away as the result of injuries suffered... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

[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:] To The B-Town (Burien) Blog Editor, City... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

[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:] Honorable CC Tosta, CC Olguin and Mayor... [Read more]

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto... [Read more]

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

By Jack Mayne Because of loud noise from low flying prop-jet aircraft permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Burien has laid out the specifics it wants the 9th Circuit Court of... [Read more]

Port of Seattle awards grants to six environmental projects in airport region

Port of Seattle awards grants to six environmental projects in airport region

The Port of Seattle this week announced that it has awarded grants to six environmental projects in our near-airport region. Recipients include Burien’s Environmental Science Center and New Start... [Read more]

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 3) regular Burien City Council meeting will be a live reading from Poet-in-Residence Raul Sanchez, a final public hearing on the 2019-2020 Preliminary Operating... [Read more]

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

The Port of Seattle passed one of its most significant budgets in the last decade this week, continuing its major investments in infrastructure and facilities, and charting a new course for community and... [Read more]

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

A proposed hotel would be located on SW 150th Street, just east of Chase Bank near the Transit Center between 1st Ave South and 2nd Ave SW. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council in study session Monday... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

Construction on the Peter Western Bridge – which suffered from storm damage and was demolished in May, 2017 – will begin in early 2019, the City of Burien announced. The bridge, located in the 2200... [Read more]

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Community will be welcoming 33rd Legislative District Rep. Tina Orwall to meet with the community on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The location... [Read more]

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session are discussions on two hotel developer finalists, general fund financial plans, gun safety, an update on economic development and... [Read more]

Education & PSRC Air Capacity Study on agenda for Nov. 28 Highline Forum

Education & PSRC Air Capacity Study on agenda for Nov. 28 Highline Forum

The next Highline Forum will be held at the main Highline School District office on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. On the agenda is Education & PSRC Air Capacity Study. The Highline School... [Read more]

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Burien is conducting a survey, and is seeking thoughts from residents about Potential Impacts and Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The City of Burien is partnering with Seattle... [Read more]

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

By Jack Mayne Burien Human Services Manager Colleen Brandt-Schluter (pictured above) told the Burien City Council Monday night (Nov. 19) that the multi service center has visited tenants at Fox Cove Apartments... [Read more]