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PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at Monday night’s council meeting

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at Monday night’s 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]

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Burien Council hears, sees plans for two new Town Square developments

Almost five years after the first privately developed Burien Town Square project – the seven-story condominium-retail complex at SW 152nd St. and 6th Ave. SW – was completed, plans for Phase Two are finally moving forward…

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it’s inviting residents to meet finalists for the City Manager position on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center…

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

The Burien City Council voted 5-2 at Monday night’s (Feb. 3) meeting to adopt proposed regulations for the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits…

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

Burien council members will have before them for possible action at their Feb. 3 meeting three draft ordinances for regulating legal marijuana businesses in the city…

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

At tonight’s meeting (Monday, Jan. 27), the Burien City Council will review and discuss proposed amendments to the zoning code to allow marijuana-related businesses within city limits…

Burien Council to review new Economic Development Strategic Plan in March

Burien Council to review new Economic Development Strategic Plan in March

Burien business leaders – including members of the Business and Economic Development Partnership – will soon get what they have wished for…

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Your 2014 Burien City Councilmembers include, from top left: Nancy Tosta, Gerald Robison, Lauren Berkowitz, Steve Armstrong; (2nd row, L to R): Debi Wagner, Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar and Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. The... [Read more]

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta announced at Monday night’s meeting that she will begin holding monthly coffee meetings, open to the public and as a way to reach out and get feedback from the... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11

Burien City Council holding annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11

The Burien City Council will be holding its annual retreat this Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Miller Creek Conference Room (Suite 300 at City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street. This all-day meeting is open... [Read more]

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Longtime councilmember Lucy Krakowiak was unanimously selected as the new Mayor for Burien at Monday night’s city council session, while Bob Edgar was selected as Deputy Mayor…

Welcome four new councilmembers to City Hall Monday night

Welcome four new councilmembers to City Hall Monday night

Burien’s new councilmembers are, in alphabetical order and clockwise from top left: Steve Armstrong, Lauren Berkowitz, Debi Wagner and Nancy Tosta. The public is invited to a reception for the four... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmembers to meet with Congressman Jim McDermott Friday

Burien City Councilmembers to meet with Congressman Jim McDermott Friday

The City of Burien announced that its City Council may be attending a meeting with Congressman Jim McDermott at his office this Friday, Jan. 3, from 3– 4 p.m. The meeting is “for the purpose of... [Read more]

City of Burien accepting input on Comprehensive Plan amendment process

City of Burien accepting input on Comprehensive Plan amendment process

The City of Burien announced Monday (Dec. 30) that it is “accepting new individual requests to be considered during the 2014 Comprehensive Plan docketing process,” which will continue through... [Read more]

City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

A reception honoring outgoing Burien City Councilmembers Joan McGilton, Rose Clark, Jack Block Jr., and Brian Bennett will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular council... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Questions about NERA but answers have not been as easy to find…’

LETTER: ‘Questions about NERA but answers have not been as easy to find…’

[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:] At the last council meeting, Monday December... [Read more]

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Burien councilmembers unanimously approved at their Dec. 2 meeting amendments to the city’s 2013-14 biennial budget that reflect improving economic conditions locally. With frugal budget management,... [Read more]

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

ELECTION: Final votes certified – meet your new councilmembers

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 26) released the final, certified results of the Nov. 5 general election, and it’s confirmed – all current Burien City Council incumbents have been ousted,... [Read more]