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]
On Wednesday afternoon, the King County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement from the family of Bob and Norma Taylor – the couple that was murdered in Renton last weekend (read our... [Read more]
The Washington Liquor Control Board opened an online public auction Thursday of its state-run liquor stores, The Associated Press reports, beginning the process of privatizing the industry the state has... [Read more]
Our friends at Burien Little Theatre are happy to announce that “BLT is 30 years old, and finally we can drink liquor!“ That’s because BLT was granted a valid liquor license, after working... [Read more]
Legendary former Seattle Mariner Edgar (“Eddddgaaarrrr…”) Martinez will be in Burien Thursday night (Sept. 16), pitching his new artisan mezcal liquor at The Mark Restaurant and Bar,... [Read more]
Beginning this Friday (Dec. 18th) and continuing through New Year’s Eve, law enforcement in King County will join other local police to conduct “X-52″ patrols around the area, including... [Read more]
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]
Story and Photos by Michael Brunk
Wednesday afternoon (May 20th), Tai Oh of Burien (right, below) and Terry Torbet of Kent (left) stood on SW 148th near First Avenue South holding a large banner protesting City Manager Mike Martin’s recent DUI incident, as seen in these pictures by Michael Brunk:
Burien City Manager Mike Martin entered a plea of “Not Guilty” on Friday (May 15th) to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a minor traffic accident on April 19th. Martin appeared before King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato, who scheduled a pretrial hearing for June 23rd.
Martin, 55, refused to perform field sobriety tests or take a Breathalyzer test when he was arrested following the one-car accident in Burien. As a result, his driverâ€™s license was suspended, as required by state law, when formal DUI charges were filed on May 6th.
On Monday (May 11th), the Burien City Council approved an amended contract for Martin on a 5-1 vote, which imposes strict â€œalcohol-related conditionsâ€ with which he must â€œcomply fullyâ€ to retain his position as city manager.
In agreeing to the addition of alcohol-related conditions to his contract, Martin denied committing â€œany wrongful or criminal act,â€ but acknowledged â€œthat the facts and circumstances of his arrest may constitute â€˜causeâ€™ to terminate his employment under the Original Agreement.â€
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An Editorial by Jim Branson
Imagine how quickly and simply this fiasco might have been solved if Mike Martin had said the following…
The Burien City Council imposed on Monday (May 11th) strict â€œalcohol-related conditionsâ€ with which City Manager Mike Martin must â€œcomply fullyâ€ 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 Martinâ€™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 Martinâ€™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…
According to The Seattle P-I, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was formally charged with drunk driving Wednesday (May 6th), based on his arrest on Sunday, April 19th.
As we reported then, Martin, 55, allegedly crashed his car into a ceramic planter in the 12600 block of 14th Ave South.
Apparently Martin was found outside his car, â€œleaning forward and swaying side to side,â€ according to King County Sheriffâ€™s records. His breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers…
Burien’s historic Bison Creek Pizza has been remodeled, and will re-open this Saturday as Bison Creek Pizza & Pub! The grand re-opening starts at Noon and goes until 2am. One reason we’re... [Read more]
Like to walk for a good cause? Here’s one coming up this Saturday, June 28th: Walk Like MADD, supported by MADD Pacific Northwest (aka Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), will hold its first... [Read more]
BURIEN â€“ The driver of a truck lost control, crashed and was trapped until being freed near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. and 117th around 1 am this morning. The truck lost control on Ambaum,... [Read more]