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Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin part of $900,000 lawsuit settlement

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin part of $900,000 lawsuit settlement

The City Council in Lynden has voted 7-0 for a $900,000 settlement of a 2016 lawsuit claiming age and gender discrimination against three former longtime city employees by former Burien City Manager Michael Martin…

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

A fourth woman quits in Lynden blaming former Burien City Manager Mike Martin

By Jack Mayne A fourth female department head in the Lynden city government has resigned citing “negative and intimidating” behavior of former Burien City Manager Mike Martin. According to a story... [Read more]

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

By Jack Mayne Although a city hired investigator rejected a charge that Lynden City Administrator Mike Martin had created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them, the three have filed... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Ex-City Manager Mike Martin at a 2009 Burien City Council meeting. By Jack Mayne Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin is under investigation in Lynden, Whatcom County, after three female department heads... [Read more]

CONFIRMED: Burien City Manager Mike Martin will take job in Lynden

CONFIRMED: Burien City Manager Mike Martin will take job in Lynden

UPDATE 6/13/13 10 a.m.: BTB Senior Writer Ralph Nichols spoke with Burien City Manager Mike Martin Thursday morning (June 13), and it’s confirmed – Martin told him he “is planning to take”... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Mike Martin may leave for Lakewood soon

Burien City Manager Mike Martin may leave for Lakewood soon

Photo by Michael Brunk. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Manager Mike Martin informed city staff members Thursday (June 6) that he is a finalist for the city manager position with Lakewood. The Lakewood City... [Read more]

Burien Council Evaluation: City Manager Mike Martin’s Future on Razor’s Edge

Burien Council Evaluation: City Manager Mike Martin’s Future on Razor’s Edge

A one-vote swing in the current political balance on the Burien City Council in the municipal elections this fall could mark the end of Mike Martin’s tenure as city manager…

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

Dear Council: I just saw Mike Martin on Channel 4 who did a piece on CARES which only told one side of the story..>>> “MIKE MARTIN’S” He actually had the nerve to lie on TV and... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns about Jerry Robison, Mike Martin and Area Y Annexation

LETTER: Concerns about Jerry Robison, Mike Martin and Area Y Annexation

At the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting (NHUAC) in White Center on April 5, 2012, regular agenda presenter Mike Martin, Burien City Manager, launched a public attack against some of the... [Read more]

LETTER: At NHUAC Meeting, Mike Martin Made ‘Surprising Announcement’

LETTER: At NHUAC Meeting, Mike Martin Made ‘Surprising Announcement’

To the Editor, B-Town Blog At the April 5, 2012 meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC), Mike Martin, Burien City Manager, made a surprising announcement that he and the City... [Read more]

City Manager Mike Martin Takes Responsibility for $500,000 Cost Overrun on Asphalt Overlay Project

City Manager Mike Martin Takes Responsibility for $500,000 Cost Overrun on Asphalt Overlay Project

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s recently completed asphalt overlay project ended with an estimated cost overrun of about $500,000. And, City Manager Mike Martin told The B-Town Blog Monday (Aug. 15), “We... [Read more]

Mike Martin ‘Starting…Undeclared Cold War’ Against BEDP – Doug Moreland

Mike Martin ‘Starting…Undeclared Cold War’ Against BEDP – Doug Moreland

Doug Moreland, one of the founding members of the City of Burien’s Economic Development Partnership (BEDP), as well as a longtime resident and practicing attorney, read a letter to the City Council…

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

by Ralph Nichols Signs around town declare it in several languages. But at last week’s meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, Burien City Manager Mike Martin kept the greeting... [Read more]

City Manager Mike Martin Exploring Ways To Opt Out If I-1033 Passes

City Manager Mike Martin Exploring Ways To Opt Out If I-1033 Passes

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Manager Mike Martin is concerned – very concerned – about the likelihood that Initiative 1033 will pass in November’s general election. So much, in fact,... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Granted Deferred Prosecution In DUI Charge

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Granted Deferred Prosecution In DUI Charge

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Manager Mike Martin on Tuesday (June 23rd) was granted a deferred prosecution (download court doc as a PDF here) on a DUI charge (driving under the influence) by King County... [Read more]