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Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

By Jack Mayne Port officials are making the rounds of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport neighbor cities to tell them there is a $750,000 fund to finance ideas to better manage changes coming from an... [Read more]

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

Ten years ago today, on a bright and sunny Saturday, June 13, 2009, Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library celebrated its grand opening! Here’s a flashback to a story we did about it, with photos and... [Read more]

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (June 3) that all of the campers at midtown parks were gone while the Council also heard about a potential replacement of the... [Read more]

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s (May 6) Burien City Council meeting: discussions on the sign code, homelessness, Correspondence to the Council, Sound Cities and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]

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]

New Citizens participate in Naturalization ceremony at Burien Library

New Citizens participate in Naturalization ceremony at Burien Library

On Wednesday, April 10, King County Library System Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum welcomed 17 new U.S. Citizens at an Oath Ceremony at the Burien Library. The ceremony was held in the multi-purpose... [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]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

A weather-related update from the City of Burien, as of Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2019: We are getting reports of cars getting stuck in intersections and on roads. If you don’t need to drive, please... [Read more]

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

City buildings, Seahurst Park closed, classes canceled for Monday, Feb. 11

The City of Burien released the following Severe Weather Update for Monday, Feb. 11: Photo taken around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 from the front door of Burien City Hall. City buildings will be closed... [Read more]

City facilities will close at 4 p.m., three Burien parks lots closed due to ice

City facilities will close at 4 p.m., three Burien parks lots closed due to ice

The City of Burien released the following Weather Update Tuesday morning, Feb. 5: City of Burien facilities will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Classes and programs at the Burien Community... [Read more]

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved a zoning map change on Monday (Dec. 17), a first step in Mary’s Place takeover of the former Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center to establish an apartment complex... [Read more]

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 3) regular Burien City Council meeting will be a live reading from Poet-in-Residence Raul Sanchez, a final public hearing on the 2019-2020 Preliminary Operating... [Read more]

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

A proposed hotel would be located on SW 150th Street, just east of Chase Bank near the Transit Center between 1st Ave South and 2nd Ave SW. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council in study session Monday... [Read more]

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council again considered on Monday night (Nov. 5) what to do to help residents of the Fox Cove apartments (located at 149 SW 160th Street), who are under eviction notices... [Read more]

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

At Monday night’s (Oct. 22) City Council Study Session, local lawmakers will discuss garbage collection, legislative priorities, LEAD and Community Court programs, and much more. The Study Session... [Read more]

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

By Jack Mayne After a parade of people protested the issue of forcing occupants of the Fox Cove apartments to vacate for a new owner to upgrade the slum-like building, the Council on Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

At Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss tenant protections inspired by the recent eviction notices given at Fox Cove Apartments, LEAD and Community Court programs,... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]