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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]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (Mar. 5) regular Burien City Council meeting: The Burien City Council will hold two Special Meetings before the regular one starts: 5:30... [Read more]

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding Coffee Chat this Sunday, Mar. 4

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding Coffee Chat this Sunday, Mar. 4

This Sunday (March 4), Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta will be holding a ‘Community Coffee Chat’ at Salmon Creek Cafe (formerly High Five Pie and formerly Geno’s) from 10:30 a.m.... [Read more]

Economic Development Alliance, Junk Vehicles on Mon. Study Session agenda

Economic Development Alliance, Junk Vehicles on Mon. Study Session agenda

At Monday night’s (Feb. 26) Burien City Council Study Session, lawmakers will discuss a new Regional Economic Development Alliance, Junk Vehicles, modifying City Council Meeting Guidelines and more. Download... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

By Jack Mayne Following the repeal of the city’s controversial trespass ordinance, the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 5) rejected a move to return a two year old grant of $200,000 from King... [Read more]

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Feb. 5) passed by a 4 to 3 vote to repeal the three previous so-called ‘Trespass Ordinances,’ but with a revision that it will not take... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

By Jack Mayne The new mayor sat down with this reporter last week to talk about his views for the future of Burien and to allay fears of those worried that a first Latino mayor will be a disadvantage... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien citizen advisory boards

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien citizen advisory boards

Applications are being accepted for openings on the following Burien City Council citizen advisory boards: Human Services Commission Parks & Recreation Board (residency required) Planning Commission... [Read more]

City Council to discuss repealing Burien’s ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’ Monday night

City Council to discuss repealing Burien’s ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’ Monday night

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss whether to repeal Ordinance Nos. 606, 621, and 624, regarding Trespass Warnings on City and other publicly owned property. Commonly... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

[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 Editor, It is not the experience... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[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 Editor: I am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

By Jack Mayne After electing Jimmy Matta its new Mayor, and Councilmember Austin Bell as Deputy Mayor, the newly-elected Burien City Council turned to a potential repeal of a homeless tresspass ordiance,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

[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:] I returned from tonight’s City Council... [Read more]