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Rental housing, fireworks regulations & more on agenda for Monday Council

Rental housing, fireworks regulations & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting – rental housing policy discussions, fireworks regulations and penalties, a presentation on Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural... [Read more]

New Burien Community Resource Center offers ‘one-stop shopping’ for social service needs

New Burien Community Resource Center offers ‘one-stop shopping’ for social service needs

By Marilyn Littlejohn King County District Court Community Court Coordinator Three words best describe what users of the new Burien Community Resource Center can expect when they visit the center: friendly,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Save Normandy Park City Hall’s Gym/Classrooms’

LETTER: ‘Save Normandy Park City Hall’s Gym/Classrooms’

[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 Park Blog nor its staff:] Save Normandy Park City Hall’s... [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]

Ground broken on new segment of Lake to Sound Trail

Ground broken on new segment of Lake to Sound Trail

Executive Dow Constantine recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for a new segment of King County’s Lake to Sound Trail, an emerging 16-mile paved path that will extend from Lake Washington to Puget... [Read more]

Highline Schools Board of Directors holding budget meeting Wed., June 19

Highline Schools Board of Directors holding budget meeting Wed., June 19

Highline Public Schools Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the district’s 2019-20 Budget of the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Associated Student Body Fund, Debt Service Fund... [Read more]

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

An update on a pilot program for unauthorized use of parks, a Medic One/EMS Levy, zoning, fund forecast, fireworks and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s (June 3) Burien City Council meeting. Download... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Wednesday, June 19

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Wednesday, June 19

The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 19 on the 2019-20 Budget of the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Associated Student Body Fund, Debt Service... [Read more]

Chris Craig selected to be City of Burien’s Economic Development Manager

Chris Craig selected to be City of Burien’s Economic Development Manager

Chris Craig has been selected to be the City of Burien’s Economic Development Manager, the city announced Wednesday, May 29, 2019. He replaces Andrea Snyder, who left the position to serve as the Deputy... [Read more]

REMINDER: Open House for future RapidRide H Line is Wed., May 29

REMINDER: Open House for future RapidRide H Line is Wed., May 29

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host Open Houses May 29 and May 30 to present the latest RapidRide H Line plans and designs, report results of public input, and inform... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers are needed to serve on Burien Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee: Applications are being accepted for openings on the Burien City Council’s Arts Commission (residency required),... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Personal Injury Attorney W. Tracy Codd: Gov. Inslee approves changes to Washington’s Wrongful Death Statutes

Burien Personal Injury Attorney W. Tracy Codd: Gov. Inslee approves changes to Washington’s Wrongful Death Statutes

A proposal in part prompted by the 2015 “Ride the Ducks” wreck on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle previously approved by both the Washington Senate and the House of Representatives is now law…

Metro Transit holding Open Houses for future RapidRide H Line May 29 & 30

Metro Transit holding Open Houses for future RapidRide H Line May 29 & 30

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host Open Houses May 29 and May 30 to present the latest RapidRide H Line plans and designs, report results of public input, and inform... [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]

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include: Glimpse the future of SR 509. We made a video that describes the benefits... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Congressman Adam Smith (D-9th District) recently submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, highlighting the effects of aviation noise and emissions for residents... [Read more]

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting: discussion on the 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program, vehicle taxes, signs, a presentation on Burien First Fridays,... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]