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Residents respond to survey about what type of place they want Burien to become

Residents respond to survey about what type of place they want Burien to become

By Jack Mayne A Planning Commission study shows that residents often looking for a place to have a meal, meet people and maybe enjoy a libation, the Burien City Council was told Monday (April 22) at their... [Read more]

Planning, housing, homelessness & more on agenda for tonight’s council session

Planning, housing, homelessness & more on agenda for tonight’s council session

Urban center planning, discussions on housing, homelessness & more are on the agenda for Monday night’s (April 22) Burien City Council Study Session. Download the full packet here (PDF file). The... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting is approving appointments to various commissions, various proclamations, a presentation on the LEAD program, the 2019 Comprehensive Plan... [Read more]

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Burien resident Robert L. Richmond III announced... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Community leader Sofia Aragon announced... [Read more]

Burien City Council told plastics ban harder to do with changes in state law

Burien City Council told plastics ban harder to do with changes in state law

By Jack Mayne Once upon a time it was easy to approve bans on some types of plastics for environmental reasons, but the issue has grown complex with new products and more demands for environmental control,... [Read more]

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

At Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session, expect to hear discussions about general fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban, the city’s new website and more. An Executive Session... [Read more]

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

By Jack Mayne By a vote of 4 to 1, with Mayor Jimmy Matta and Councilmember Bob Edgar absent, the Burien City Council approved having the Burien city staff come back with potential changes in the city... [Read more]

ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the docket for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are a hearing on establishing a moratorium on ESFs, discussions on the city’s Shoreline Master Program, Noise Ordinance and more,... [Read more]

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Life-long Burien resident Kevin Schilling... [Read more]

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday, March 4 was given the annual report by CARES, the city’s animal control and welfare contract provider. CARES director Debra George reported that the... [Read more]

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Community organizer, Arts Board member Cydney Moore running for City Council

Community organizer, Arts Board member Cydney Moore running for City Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Community organizer and Burien Arts Board... [Read more]

Citizen of Year, CARES, Community Court & more on agenda for Monday council

Citizen of Year, CARES, Community Court & more on agenda for Monday council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular City Council meeting are naming the 2019 Citizen of the Year, Burien CARES Animal Control, a presentation on the Community Court, a moratorium on Enhanced... [Read more]

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

By Jack Mayne During the recent snow storm, City Manager Brian Wilson told the Monday (Feb. 25) Burien City Council that the city Public Works and Parks staff worked 12 hour shifts on and off during and... [Read more]