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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]

Council hears of proposed Ambaum changes for Metro Rapid Ride H line

Council hears of proposed Ambaum changes for Metro Rapid Ride H line

By Jack Mayne King County Metro Transit proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW at Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session, as a way to accommodate its new Rapid Ride H that will replace bus... [Read more]

New King County Sheriff will present at Monday night council study session

New King County Sheriff will present at Monday night council study session

New King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht will give a presentation at Monday night’s (March 26) Burien City Council Study Session. Download the agenda/packet here (PDF file). Here’s the full agenda: SPECIAL... [Read more]

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was asked at Monday (March 19) night’s meeting to consider ordinances outlawing abuses by construction companies using processes that “shamelessly” abuse workers... [Read more]

Kent Councilmember accepts Burien Proclamation for Sikh Heritage Day

Kent Councilmember accepts Burien Proclamation for Sikh Heritage Day

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council’s new majority apparently meant what it said about becoming more open to new audiences and groups when it declared April 14 as Sikh Heritage Day. The proclamation... [Read more]

CARES Report, LEAD Program & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

CARES Report, LEAD Program & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Mar. 19) regular Burien City Council meeting is a report from Burien CARES Animal Control, discussions on an Admissions Tax, Accessory Dwelling Units, Law Enforcement... [Read more]

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

At their March 5, 2018 meeting, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as its 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year.’ The Council received 14 submissions, the most... [Read more]

Burien Council told of plans to find new police chief; students seek youth council

Burien Council told of plans to find new police chief; students seek youth council

By Jack Mayne Burien’s city administration is planning “a robust public engagement process before the selection of the new police chief to gather community feedback on what people want to see in their... [Read more]