Politics Section

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

by Jack Mayne The once every 10 year exercise in recreating a comprehensive plan to accommodate the newcomers to the city was begun Monday night in the Burien City Council monthly study session. The critter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

[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 attached photos are enough indictment... [Read more]

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

by Jack Mayne In a meeting leading up to December passage of the Burien 2015-2016 city budget, the Burien City Council preliminarily okayed increasing the business and occupations tax, and also increased... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

[Watch full-screen at 1080p for best quality] Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Demolition began Wednesday morning (Nov. 19) on the “old” Burien City Hall building located on the corner... [Read more]

Normandy Park to hold emergency City Council meeting Wednesday night

Normandy Park to hold emergency City Council meeting Wednesday night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park City Council will hold an emergency meeting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Normandy Park City Hall in order to consider two issues: The... [Read more]

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

Monday’s vote by the Metropolitan King County Council fully funded current levels of Metro service. The unanimously adopted 2015-2016 biennial King County Budget ensures that 400,000 annual hours... [Read more]

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Dan O’Brien, Project Manager for the City of Burien, will be discussing the city’s regional stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area at the Trout Unlimited meeting... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

[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:] If you have a Senior graduating in one... [Read more]

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

by Jack Mayne The state auditor in its 2013 audit found no major financial problems in Burien city government, but one “significant deficiency” turned out to be an error the city staff found itself. Washington... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

LETTER: ‘It is our first amendment right to have the privilege to speak our mind’

[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:] FREEDOM OF SPEECH This country was founded... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Yes, we will need to have that Bond submitted again…’

LETTER: ‘Yes, we will need to have that Bond submitted again…’

[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:] Unfortunately, the difference between... [Read more]

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

by Jack Mayne Daniel Teodoru of Breckenridge, Colorado, has been hired as the new Burien city attorney effective Dec. 1, said City Manager Kamuron Gurol. Teodoru replaces now-retired City Attorney Craig... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[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:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Bond continues to inch up, now with 57.68% approving as of Thursday night, Nov.... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

Burien Council remains hesitant about specific goals for new biennial budget

Burien Council remains hesitant about specific goals for new biennial budget

by Jack Mayne Finance Director Kim Krause told the Burien City Council Monday night of adjustments in the preliminary 2015-2016 biennial budget scheduled for adopting on Dec. 1. One is an increase in property... [Read more]

Highline Forum and Soundside Alliance holding joint meeting Nov. 12

Highline Forum and Soundside Alliance holding joint meeting Nov. 12

This month, the Highline Forum will be teaming up with the Soundside Alliance Executive Committee to jointly meet at Highline College from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The combined memberships... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

[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:] An Open Letter to the Highline Community: Over... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

[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:] Editor: As homeowners in Highline as well... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast... [Read more]

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine and King County Council and Sound Transit Board member Joe McDermott today moved to add future high-capacity transit service to West... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[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 am writing to support Proposition... [Read more]

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

[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. Let me introduce myself.... [Read more]

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

[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: As a member of the Samoan-American... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[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:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]