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LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

[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 a note of... [Read more]

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

By Jack Mayne After electing Jimmy Matta its new Mayor, and Councilmember Austin Bell as Deputy Mayor, the newly-elected Burien City Council turned to a potential repeal of a homeless tresspass ordiance,... [Read more]

AUDIO: Bob Edgar discusses new Burien projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Bob Edgar discusses new Burien projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance banning junk vehicles stored or abandoned on private property in the city, with Councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Austin Bell... [Read more]

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

From left to right: King County District Court Judge Mark Eide, councilmembers Austin Bell, Bob Edgar, Lucy Krakowiak, and King County District Court Judge David Christi. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Councilmembers... [Read more]

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved changes midway into its two-year financial plan and budget over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz Monday night. At the Dec. 7 Burien Council meeting, councilmembers... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

The horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 appears to be going to Austin Bell, who – as of the latest results on Nov. 10 at 3:51 p.m. – is pulling away down the stretch against opponent... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS/AUDIO: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin at our final 2015 Forum

VIDEO/PHOTOS/AUDIO: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin at our final 2015 Forum

In front of a crowd of over 50 local voters, our final 2015 Burien City Council Candidate Forum – which pitted incumbent Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin for Position #2…

Sponsored Post Please welcome our latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar for Burien City Council

Please welcome our latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar for Burien City Council

The following is a Paid Advertisement: Please welcome our latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar for Burien City Council. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re offering him a chance to share his message: Hello... [Read more]

REMINDER: City Council, School Board races featured at Tuesday night’s Forum

REMINDER: City Council, School Board races featured at Tuesday night’s Forum

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog’s final Burien City Council Candidate Forum for the Nov. 3 election will be this Tuesday night, Oct. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Our last debate for this election will feature... [Read more]

Councilmember Bob Edgar announces his candidacy for re-election

Councilmember Bob Edgar announces his candidacy for re-election

Burien City Councilmember Bob Edgar has “officially announced” his campaign for re-election to Position #2. Edgar, who has served in Position #4 since 2012, will be running against Holli Giffin... [Read more]

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

by Jack Mayne Burien citizens will soon be able to see again communications from the public to the City Council, and at least one Councilmember will continue using Twitter and texting during meetings,... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Burien councilmember Bob Edgar will dress up as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at a Seattle Mariners game on Saturday, May 16, to help celebrate Salmon Recovery and recognize and promote the work that... [Read more]

Homelessness issue returns to Burien City Council at Monday night’s meeting

Homelessness issue returns to Burien City Council at Monday night’s meeting

by Jack Mayne Whether a new ordinance criminalizes homelessness or not again returned to the forefront at the latest regular Burien City Council meeting. Four people who said they lived in Seattle and... [Read more]

PART 2: Council Adopted Annexation Biz Plan; Appeals Court Narrowed Conflict Limits

PART 2: Council Adopted Annexation Biz Plan; Appeals Court Narrowed Conflict Limits

by Ralph Nichols [This is the second of three reports involving City Councilman Gerald Robison, allegations of a conflict of interest, and the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council.[ What constitutes... [Read more]

Edgar Suggests Conflict of Interest on Annexation Vote; Robison Says None Exists

Edgar Suggests Conflict of Interest on Annexation Vote; Robison Says None Exists

Burien Councilmember Jerry Robison by Ralph Nichols [This is the first of three reports involving City Councilman Gerald Robison, allegations of a conflict of interest, and the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar For Position #4 Burien City Council

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Bob Edgar For Position #4 Burien City Council

We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser to The B-Town Blog – Bob Edgar for Position #4 of the Burien City Council! As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re allowing Mr. Edgar a forum to... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

Dear Editor, Candidate Gordon Shaw reached deep into his bag of dirty political tricks to send out a mailer that intentionally attempts to confuse the voters of Burien and to imply that his opponent Bob... [Read more]