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Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are presentations on a new hotel, small cell wireless networks, awards for Burien Police, an interlocal agreement for an airport study,... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is reports from OLEO on police oversight, community survey results, an update on fireworks, a proposed memorial for late Mayor... [Read more]

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

By Jack Mayne New Burien Police Chief Ted Boe made it clear that his department does not cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement activities, including relaying... [Read more]

Admissions Tax, report from Police Chief on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Admissions Tax, report from Police Chief on agenda for Monday Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (July 2) Burien City Council meeting are reports from new Police Chief Ted Boe, discussion of a new Admissions Tax, a State Legislative Session update, changing Council... [Read more]

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

By Jack Mayne Returning to earlier discussions of ways to prevent landlords indiscrimately evicting low income tenants and failing to provide needed repairs in a timely fashion was the major issue at... [Read more]

Hotel development, finances, human services on Monday Council agenda

Hotel development, finances, human services on Monday Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is an update on hotel development – including suggested locations – along with a report from the Human Services Commission, amending... [Read more]

Council backs SR 509 extension to I-5; reminds fireworks are illegal in Burien

Council backs SR 509 extension to I-5; reminds fireworks are illegal in Burien

By Jack Mayne Even though the Burien City Council unanimously endorsed a state project to finish the connection of State Route 509, it is not expected to cost local taxpayers any Burien money. The Council... [Read more]

Burien Council endorses Metro changes to Ambaum Blvd. for RapidRide H Line

Burien Council endorses Metro changes to Ambaum Blvd. for RapidRide H Line

By Jack Mayne After a long discussion and the third Burien City Council presentation by Metro Transit on proposed changes to permit the start of RapidRide H Line ended Monday (May 21), when the Council... [Read more]

Metro RapidRide, TIP, Youth Council & more on agenda for Monday Council

Metro RapidRide, TIP, Youth Council & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council regular meeting is discussion and potential action on Metro Transit’s proposed RapidRide H-Line, the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement... [Read more]

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

By Jack Mayne At Monday night’s meeting, the Burien City Council heard an offer to install piles to shore up the cliff where stairs to Eagle Landing Park have been declared unsafe, despite continued... [Read more]

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx met with members of the community over coffee at Starbucks in Five Corners on Saturday evening, May 5. Marx invites the community... [Read more]

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

A discussion on the Eagle Landing Park Stairway Project, Art in Public Places, official introduction of new Police Chief Ted Boe, along with four Proclamations and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding Retreat at Merrill Gardens on Monday, April 30

Burien City Council holding Retreat at Merrill Gardens on Monday, April 30

The Burien City Council will be attending a Retreat for “the purpose of discussing Visioning and Goal Setting” on Monday, April 30, 2018. This free, open and public meeting will run from 4... [Read more]

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

By Jack Mayne In March, the Burien City Council was told of plans by Metro Transit to change the right of way for Ambaum Boulevard for the proposed RapidRide H-Line bus rapid transit, and city residents... [Read more]

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

By Jack Mayne The recycling rate is up in Burien while the Council mulls the possibility of banning plastic grocery bags. The issues were long discussions at the Monday (April 23) meeting of the Council... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht speaks to City Council Monday night

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht attended the Burien City Council meeting Monday evening, addressing several questions surrounding gangs and youth-on-youth violence. Story & Photos by Aaron Wells King... [Read more]

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is a previously-delayed presentation by new King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, discussion... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

Youth violence, community safety on agenda for Monday night Council meeting

Youth violence, community safety on agenda for Monday night Council meeting

Youth violence and community safety will likely be the top items on the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. In addition, expect a Legislative Briefing... [Read more]