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Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

by Jack Mayne At the August 4 Burien City Council meeting, Angela Cheng, owner of Dragon Pearl Restaurant, told Council members she has owned the business in Burien for 38 years –– “never a violation,”... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling ‘disruptive’ public behavior

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling ‘disruptive’ public behavior

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved by a 6 – 1 vote an ordinance (excerpt above) updating the city statute for dealing with people on publicly-owned property “whose behavior is dangerous…

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

by Jack Mayne For several weeks, the Burien City Council has been meeting almost weekly to hash out a draft of the community’s economic development plan to be presented to and debated at a public meeting... [Read more]

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne It wasn’t on the agenda for the Burien City Council’s Monday (Aug. 11) special meeting agenda but it dominated the first three quarters of an hour of the nearly three-hour session. There... [Read more]

Burien Council wrestles with new meeting rules, keeping ‘significant’ trees

Burien Council wrestles with new meeting rules, keeping ‘significant’ trees

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council wants to change and upgrade the way it conducts meetings, eying ways to change and update the previous Council’s rules. It also got a report on retaining trees in... [Read more]

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council spent much of a special meeting Monday night (July 28) beginning to hash out a plan for the city’s future economic development. The Council had, in June, completed... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding ‘Coffee Chat’ this Saturday morning

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding ‘Coffee Chat’ this Saturday morning

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee Chat will be this Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at 11 a.m. at Burien Press. All are welcome to come sit, talk and have a cuppa joe with... [Read more]

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

Burien City Council considers when a tree is ‘significant’ at Monday night session

Burien City Council considers when a tree is ‘significant’ at Monday night session

BEFORE: This tall, historic Sequoia tree located on a lot on SW 160th may have been over 100 years old, but that didn’t prevent it from being cut down on April 28, 2014. AFTER: The tree was cut down... [Read more]

Burien City Council wrestles with new economic development plan

Burien City Council wrestles with new economic development plan

by Jack Mayne Developing an “Economic Development Strategic Plan” for Burien turned into a two-plus hour debate Monday night on the best way to reverse the economic stagnation in the city. A final... [Read more]

City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next ‘Community Coffee Chat’ is Saturday

City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next ‘Community Coffee Chat’ is Saturday

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee Chat will be this Saturday, June 7, starting at 10 a.m. at Burien Press. “I want to talk about food,” Nancy told The B-Town... [Read more]

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three Burien Police Officers honored with Service Awards

Three members of the Burien Police Department received Police Service Awards at the City Council meeting Monday night (click image to see larger version): Honored for their life-saving actions were (holding... [Read more]

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

The City of Burien will be holding a public hearing on its 6-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 2 City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. The... [Read more]

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

BTB Reader Robbie Howell sent us the following photo she took of the Burien City Council, along with new City Manager Kamuron Gurol, at the team building retreat held on Saturday, May 17: From left to... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding ‘team building’ retreat on Saturday, May 17

Burien City Council holding ‘team building’ retreat on Saturday, May 17

The Burien City Council will be attending a Council Retreat for the purpose of team building on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, 14700... [Read more]

Talk with Councilmember Nancy Tosta at ‘No Coffee But Pots’ this Saturday

Talk with Councilmember Nancy Tosta at ‘No Coffee But Pots’ this Saturday

Your next chance to discuss local issues with Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta will be this Saturday, May 3, starting at 10 a.m. at the Moshier Pottery Sale. “I will be at the Moshier Pottery... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at City Council meeting

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at City Council meeting

Just before the start of Monday night’s (April 21) City Council meeting, the 2014 “Citizens of the Year” were honored at City Hall for making “significant contributions to the community.” Winners... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee and Chat will be held on Saturday, April 5, starting at 10 a.m. at Dino’s Country Kitchen, located at 127 SW 153rd Street (NOTE:... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Burien City Councilmembers unanimously selected two residents – Maureen Hoffmann and Betty Olson Vacca – along with a local group – Neighbors of Seahurst Park – as Burien’s 2014 ‘Citizens... [Read more]

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Burien City Council voted to select as its new City Manager Kamuron D. Gurol at Monday night’s special session, held at the Burien Community Center…

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

The City of Burien sent out a notice on Friday (March 7) announcing that: “The Burien City Council will hold a Special Meeting for the purpose of authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for the... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

[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 Neighbors and Members of the Burien Community, Thank... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta is planning the third of her monthly Saturday morning Community Coffee and Chats at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Geno’s Coffee Shop, located at 11620 Ambaum... [Read more]

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will review a presentation at its Monday, Feb. 24, Study Session about previous plans – last reviewed in 2008 – for a new Burien Community Center that were... [Read more]