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B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien biz Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien biz Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center closing

The Burien branch of Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers is closing – as of Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page. First established in 1983, this... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ event will be Feb. 16 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ event will be Feb. 16 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Sunday, Feb. 16 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library…

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, Sept. 22

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, Sept. 22

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Sunday, Sept. 22 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, March 24

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Sunday, March 24

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Sunday, March 24 starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Wednesday, Jan. 30 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, Oct. 25 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Sept. 27 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Sept. 27 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, Sept. 27 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, July 19 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, July 19 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, July 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday at the Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday at the Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night this Thursday, May 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. “Come... [Read more]

Navos To Celebrate Completed "Burien Heights" Low-Income Housing With Open House On Thursday, Aug. 6th

Navos To Celebrate Completed "Burien Heights" Low-Income Housing With Open House On Thursday, Aug. 6th

Navos, an organization devoted to “helping people navigate through troubled waters of great challenges and landing in a state of Recovery and Wellness” will be hosting an open house, program... [Read more]

City Keeps Mike Martin On, Requires Amended Contract

City Keeps Mike Martin On, Requires Amended Contract

by Ralph Nichols

The Burien City Council imposed on Monday (May 11th) strict “alcohol-related conditions” with which City Manager Mike Martin must “comply fully” if he is to retain that position. Martin is scheduled to be arraigned in King County District Court Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The conditions are included in an amendment to Martin’s contract (download and view PDF here), which was approved without discussion with a 6-1 vote by city lawmakers. Councilwoman Lucy Krakowiak, who publicly called for Martin’s ouster following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence, cast the dissenting vote. She also cast the lone vote against Martin when the council hired him as city manager in January 2007.

Here’s a portion of the amended contract…