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Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

By Jack Mayne The City Council study session agenda for Monday (Nov. 27) said that members were to hold a special closed session meeting for an hour before its study session. That special closed session... [Read more]

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting; no CTTC this week

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting; no CTTC this week

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC)... [Read more]

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

The agenda and packet for this coming Monday’s (Nov. 6) regular Burien City Council is out (download a PDF here), and at moments it’s like reading a humor magazine, due to the fact that the City is... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

The City of Burien on Friday (Oct. 27) issued a statement that appears to be inspired by a direct mail letter sent out by Respect, WA, which targets “undocumented immigrants” it claims are... [Read more]

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night (Oct. 16) to ban King County health officials from locating a safe injection site in the city, despite pleas of some that such a site would... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

The City of Burien will be hosting a public meeting to inform updates to the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will run from 5:30–7:30 p.m.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

On Tuesday night (Oct. 3), The B-Town Blog held its second and final 2017 Burien City Council Candidate Forum at Merrill Gardens at Burien (an Advertiser). This final forum featured candidates for Burien... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will listen to a budget update, financial policies, revenue sources and expenditures, as well as decide on block grant funds, the expansion... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the next Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.: An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m., to hold Human Services... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the next Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.: An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m., to hold Human Services... [Read more]

Burien City Council meeting: local heroes, Police Chief, housing instability & more

Burien City Council meeting: local heroes, Police Chief, housing instability & more

Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall: At Monday night’s (Aug. 21) regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will honor some local heroes as well as retiring Police Chief Scott... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Two candidates who receive the most... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Over the next several days we’ll... [Read more]

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

The Burien City Council will hold its next regular meeting this coming Monday night, July 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting will likely mark the first public appearance of new City Manager... [Read more]

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

The Burien City Council will hold its next regular meeting this coming Monday night, July 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting will likely mark the first public appearance of new City Manager... [Read more]

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

On June 5, 2017, the Burien City Council voted to form a Human Services Commission for the City of Burien – Ordinance No. 669 establishes this new advisory body in order to provide advice and recommendations... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

CONSTRUCTION: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay & Citywide HMA Repair

Some construction/traffic info from the City of Burien: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Project Name: Des Moines Memorial Drive Overlay and Citywide HMA Repair Scheduled Start... [Read more]

Possible deal with new City Manager, FAA & taxes on agenda for Mon. Council

Possible deal with new City Manager, FAA & taxes on agenda for Mon. Council

At the next Burien City Council meeting – set for Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. – expect a possible announcement of a deal with new City Manager Brian Wilson, along with a report from the FAA, discussion... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: This is election... [Read more]