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Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

At Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss tenant protections inspired by the recent eviction notices given at Fox Cove Apartments, LEAD and Community Court programs,... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: And because... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 8!

REMINDER: Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 8!

REMINDER: The deadline to register online to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Monday, Oct. 8, 2018! In-person voter registrations for new voters will be accepted up to 8-days prior to Election Day,... [Read more]

ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens

ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens

The ACLU Burien People Power Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Merrill Gardens. “We have invited all candidates for the 33rd and 34th Legislative District State House and Senate... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Burien apartment tenants upset about evictions, may speak at Council tonight

Burien apartment tenants upset about evictions, may speak at Council tonight

Tenants of the Fox Cove Apartments – located at 149 SW 160th Street in Burien – are upset about recent eviction notices, which gives several an Oct. 31 deadline to vacate their homes. All residents... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Another reader writes that I-1639 will keep children safe…’

LETTER: ‘Another reader writes that I-1639 will keep children safe…’

[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:] Another reader writes that I-1639 will... [Read more]

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Despite trends that show crime is actually decreasing, recent events have shown that City, County, and regional leaders need to come together to address the unacceptable violence that is harming our community. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We need more than thoughts and prayers to counter senseless violence’

LETTER: ‘We need more than thoughts and prayers to counter senseless violence’

[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 think most would agree... [Read more]

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed.

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber’s Government Affairs Reception is Wed.

REMINDER: The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Government Affairs Reception this Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Hotel Interurban in Tukwila. The Chamber has invited... [Read more]

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

By Jack Mayne In a long and routine meeting Monday night (Sept. 17), the Burien City Council delved into many intricate changes in internal policy, and also heard that crime was a little bit down and Major... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, also known as The Cove. At the Forum, members will receive updates on the Sustainable... [Read more]

Location of proposed hotel revealed; city seeking proposals from developers

Location of proposed hotel revealed; city seeking proposals from developers

The City of Burien is seeking proposals from hotel developers for the construction of a hotel on City-owned land in downtown Burien. The 1.3-acre undeveloped property is located on SW 150th between 1st... [Read more]

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

The Burien City Council is discussing a potential ban on single use plastics in the city because of concerns about the damaging effects of plastics in the natural environment. A roundtable discussion will... [Read more]

Port of Seattle expands its efforts to support Immigrants and Refugees

Port of Seattle expands its efforts to support Immigrants and Refugees

In celebration of National Citizenship Day, the Port of Seattle this week announced new partnerships with One America and World Relief to support local immigrant and refugee populations travelling through... [Read more]