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Mary’s Place/Comp Plan, Budget, Art & more on agenda for Monday Council

Mary’s Place/Comp Plan, Budget, Art & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 17) Burien City Council meeting are the controversial Comprehensive Plan Amendments related to the new Mary’s Place project, along with the 2019-20 budget,... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another perspective on the Mary’s Place proposal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another perspective on the Mary’s Place proposal

[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:] To Editor @ B-Town Blog, I just read Mr.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – what does compromise look like?’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – what does compromise look like?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, intended as um…a rebuttal to a rebuttal. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hi Sue, Mary’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

[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:] Honorable CC Tosta, CC Olguin and Mayor... [Read more]

VIDEO: Poet-in-Residence Raúl Sánchez reads his original poem to City Council

VIDEO: Poet-in-Residence Raúl Sánchez reads his original poem to City Council

Burien’s Poet-in-Residence Raúl Sánchez read ‘Bountiful Burien,’ his new, original poem about Burien to the City Council at Monday night’s regular meeting. Managed by former Burien... [Read more]

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 3) regular Burien City Council meeting will be a live reading from Poet-in-Residence Raul Sanchez, a final public hearing on the 2019-2020 Preliminary Operating... [Read more]

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

A proposed hotel would be located on SW 150th Street, just east of Chase Bank near the Transit Center between 1st Ave South and 2nd Ave SW. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council in study session Monday... [Read more]

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session are discussions on two hotel developer finalists, general fund financial plans, gun safety, an update on economic development and... [Read more]

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

By Jack Mayne Burien Human Services Manager Colleen Brandt-Schluter (pictured above) told the Burien City Council Monday night (Nov. 19) that the multi service center has visited tenants at Fox Cove Apartments... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students from WELS High give public comments at Council meeting

VIDEO: Students from WELS High give public comments at Council meeting

Students from Waskowitz Environmental Leadership and Service (WELS) High School gave public comments at Monday night’s (Nov. 19) Burien City Council meeting, and we’ve edited together their... [Read more]

Budget, housing & homelessness, Fox Cove on agenda for Monday Council

Budget, housing & homelessness, Fox Cove on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting are discussions on the budget, housing and homelessness consortium, an update on the Fox Cove Apartments, zoning code for personal... [Read more]

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council again considered on Monday night (Nov. 5) what to do to help residents of the Fox Cove apartments (located at 149 SW 160th Street), who are under eviction notices... [Read more]

Hotel, tenant protections, property taxes & more on agenda for Council meeting

Hotel, tenant protections, property taxes & more on agenda for Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s (Monday, Nov. 5) regular City Council meeting is an update on Burien’s hotel RFP, tenant protections initiative, property taxes, public safety and more. Download... [Read more]

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council began its semi-annual city budget discussions with a proposed biennial budget to replace the previous two-year one of $81.9 million with $53.5 million in general... [Read more]

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

At Monday night’s (Oct. 22) City Council Study Session, local lawmakers will discuss garbage collection, legislative priorities, LEAD and Community Court programs, and much more. The Study Session... [Read more]

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

By Jack Mayne After a parade of people protested the issue of forcing occupants of the Fox Cove apartments to vacate for a new owner to upgrade the slum-like building, the Council on Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

At Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss tenant protections inspired by the recent eviction notices given at Fox Cove Apartments, LEAD and Community Court programs,... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]