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City of Burien will declare LGBT Pride Month on Monday, May 6

City of Burien will declare LGBT Pride Month on Monday, May 6

All are invited as the City of Burien recognizes LGBT Pride Month at their City Council meeting on Monday, May 6, 2019. This will be first on the agenda, and the council begins their session at 7 p.m.,... [Read more]

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

After 16 years, Burien Community Development Director Charles “Chip” Davis will retiring from the city. Davis has spent over 40 years working in public service. His last day will be May 31, 2019. “The... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting is approving appointments to various commissions, various proclamations, a presentation on the LEAD program, the 2019 Comprehensive Plan... [Read more]

Local Dems holding ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday, May 18

Local Dems holding ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday, May 18

Local Democrats will be holding a ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday May 18, 2019: Come celebrate our Solid Blue wins in 2018 at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner This event is a fundraiser for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘<i>The Briefing #19: Fini</i>‘

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘The Briefing #19: Fini

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released his finalé ‘The Briefing: Episode 19 – Fini,’ where he wraps up his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Burien resident Robert L. Richmond III announced... [Read more]

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

By Jack Mayne More and more Burien residents are feeling less and less safe from the onslaught of crime in the community that is policed by a force drawn from and contracted with the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]