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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]

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

By Jack Mayne During the recent snow storm, City Manager Brian Wilson told the Monday (Feb. 25) Burien City Council that the city Public Works and Parks staff worked 12 hour shifts on and off during and... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Final Burien Airport Committee of 2018 will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 at City Hall

Final Burien Airport Committee of 2018 will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 at City Hall

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) will have its last meeting of the year next Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Burien City Hall in the Multipurpose Room on the 1st Floor. “If you are interested... [Read more]

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

By Jack Mayne Because of loud noise from low flying prop-jet aircraft permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Burien has laid out the specifics it wants the 9th Circuit Court of... [Read more]

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

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is midnight 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]

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]

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]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Area resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle’s SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all area residents who have concerns about... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

[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:] I’m writing to tell all Des Moines residents... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all area residents who have concerns about... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is a previously-delayed presentation by new King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, discussion... [Read more]