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Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council rejected on a tie 3–3 tie vote a proposal by Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to require landlords to not consider whether a prospective resident gets public grant... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

[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:] Dear Council Members, Your inaction on... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the next Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.: An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m., to hold Human Services... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election – please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum... [Read more]

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Meet Burien City Council Candidates tonight near the Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council will be TONIGHT – Thursday, Sept. 14 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6 p.m. These... [Read more]

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

The B-Town Blog will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 City Council race (dates/locations to be announced soon), and we’re seeking questions from our Readers. These questions will be reviewed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

[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:] What’s the Future of Burien? As I think... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmember holding two ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26

Burien City Councilmember holding two ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta – who is up for reelection – wants our Readers to know that she will be holding tw ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26: There was a time I was doing... [Read more]

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

At Monday night’s (Aug. 21) regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will honor some local heroes as well as retiring Police Chief Scott Kimerer, discuss different ways the City should stay involved... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

On Monday (Aug. 14), King County Elections released another round of election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, and on the day before results are certified, it appears that – pending a last minute... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

King County Elections released on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races continue to tighten up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

[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:] Burien City Council Meeting, Monday night,... [Read more]

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

King County Elections released on Monday, Aug. 7 released the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races are tightening up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

At Monday night’s (Aug. 7) regular meeting, the Burien City Council will continue its discussion – and possibly take action on – whether to repeal the ‘sanctuary city’ Ordinance 651,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and it looks like the standings remain the same. So far the voter... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 3:57 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 2, and it looks like the standings remain the same as the first round. So... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 18.05% of the votes counted, here’s how the Burien City Council horse race – of 17 candidates... [Read more]

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was revised on Aug. 2, 2017 to correct a quote: By Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council special meeting to decide whether or not to repeal the city’s sanctuary... [Read more]

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

By Jack Mayne In what many felt was a weird Burien City Council special session Monday night, the Council finally adjourned at 10:38 p.m. despite a legal requirement that the Council either rescind Burien’s... [Read more]

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Photo of then-Mayor McGilton at the grand opening of Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library in June, 2009 by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com. Sadly, former Burien Mayor and longtime Councilmember Joan McGilton... [Read more]