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Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness – aka “Housing Instability” – is on the agenda for Monday night’s Study Session of the Burien City Council, which gets underway at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at... [Read more]

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other... [Read more]

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

New City Manager Brian Wilson By Jack Mayne Within the next two or three weeks Burien should have a new City Manager, following the City Council’s split vote at Monday night’s special session. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

[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, If Burien were a... [Read more]

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

At Monday night’s special meeting, the Burien City Council selected Brian Wilson as the new City Manager. Wilson was one of the five final candidates that the council had been interviewing and considering... [Read more]

City Manager search, property taxes, 509 project & more at tonight’s council

City Manager search, property taxes, 509 project & more at tonight’s council

The Burien City Council will hold a special meeting tonight – Monday, May 15 – starting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, and here’s what’s on the agenda (download PDF packet here): EXECUTIVE... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I believe it is time to replace Council Leaders’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I believe it is time to replace Council Leaders’

[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 Oath of Office... [Read more]

LETTER: Candidate for City Council shares ideas on energy & homelessness

LETTER: Candidate for City Council shares ideas on energy & homelessness

[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:] Hello Citizens of Burien! My name is Robert... [Read more]

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

By Jack Mayne Burien City Attorney Lisa Marshall told the City Council at its Monday night meeting not to worry about threats from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding stripping federal dollars... [Read more]

Crime increasing in Burien, along with everywhere in S. King County, Chief says

Crime increasing in Burien, along with everywhere in S. King County, Chief says

By Jack Mayne Burien’s crime rate is increasing as it is in other cities in south King County, according to Police Chief Scott Kimerer in his annual report to the City Council on Monday night (April... [Read more]

Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

The City’s annual Police/Crime Report, the ongoing search for a new City Manager (apparently none of the five finalists we’ve previously reported on are making the grade?), CARES Animal Control,... [Read more]

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

By Jack Mayne A group fighting the noise of turbo-prop planes over west Burien told the Burien City Council Monday night that the city has won over the Federal Aviation Administration for now – but... [Read more]

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

[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, The Council Leadership... [Read more]

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting of the Burien City Council, to be held on April 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall: Public Hearing and Potential Action... [Read more]

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

On Friday, April 7, our new Big Picture High School Intern Devin Otto met with and interviewed the five finalist candidates for Burien’s new City Manager at an open meeting at the Community Center. The... [Read more]

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Screenshot of Glen Morgan’s PDC complaint against Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. By Jack Mayne A conservative activist in the Olympia area is taking aim at Democrat office holders across... [Read more]

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting this Saturday, April 8 to review the five finalist candidates for City Manager. The meeting will begin bright and early at 8 a.m. at City Hall (download... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

[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, I believe the Council... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (April 3) Burien City Council meeting (download PDF of packet here): Motion to Adopt Proposed Ordinance No. 667, Approving the Final Plat... [Read more]

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

The Burien City Council at Monday night’s Retreat (March 27) announced the five final applicants for the position of Burien City Manager. The firm Colin Baenziger & Associates conducted the search... [Read more]

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

The Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat this coming Monday, March 27, from 6 – 9 p.m. at City Hall. This retreat will be an open, public meeting. Please note however that public commenting... [Read more]

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

EDITOR’S NOTE: An additional story – focusing on homelessness – from Monday night’s Burien City Council will be posted soon. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday unanimously... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

[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 rigidly held... [Read more]