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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]

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]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s 1st Burien City Council session of 2018

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s 1st Burien City Council session of 2018

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the first Burien City Council Study Session of 2018 – set for Monday night, Jan. 22: Selecting a new Mayor (for a two-year term – will it be newcomer Jimmy... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 18) regular Burien City Council meeting: Comprehensive Plan amendments, Transportation Benefit District, some Proclamations and a reception honoring outgoing... [Read more]

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved 5 to 2 a five-year contract with the city’s current animal control agency Community Resource Education Society (CARES), following a long discussion that... [Read more]

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

The agenda and packet for this coming Monday’s (Nov. 6) regular Burien City Council is out (download a PDF here), and at moments it’s like reading a humor magazine, due to the fact that the City is... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmembers discuss meeting guidelines Monday night

Burien City Councilmembers discuss meeting guidelines Monday night

By Jack Mayne Much of Monday night’s (Oct. 2) Burien City Council meeting was to consider its own meeting guidelines. It also reviewed the second year of the city’s biennial budget, including increasing... [Read more]

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

At Monday night’s (Aug. 21) regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will honor some local heroes as well as retiring Police Chief Scott Kimerer, discuss different ways the City should stay involved... [Read more]

Meet Artist Julie Blakemore at reception at Burien City Hall Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Meet Artist Julie Blakemore at reception at Burien City Hall Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Meet the August/September featured Artist – (Julie) Blakemore Studio and Gallery – at a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 at Burien City Hall. She will be debuting her new series ‘Birds... [Read more]

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness – aka “Housing Instability” – is on the agenda for Monday night’s Study Session of the Burien City Council, which gets underway at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at... [Read more]

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

No federal liability seen with sanctuary ordinance, Burien City Council told

By Jack Mayne Burien City Attorney Lisa Marshall told the City Council at its Monday night meeting not to worry about threats from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding stripping federal dollars... [Read more]

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

At the upcoming Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, March 20 – solutions to homelessness – including the potential of establishing a local Day Center – along with NERA, replacing... [Read more]

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has agreed 6-1 to hire a San Francisco law firm to take the Federal Aviation Administration to court if the agency does not immediately stop changes in commuter jet... [Read more]

Friday’s Burien Arts Opening Reception is movin’ on up to city offices

Friday’s Burien Arts Opening Reception is movin’ on up to city offices

Another first Friday brings another Opening Reception for an exciting Burien Arts Association fine arts exhibit, which is movin’ on up to Burien’s municipal offices on the third floor of... [Read more]

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised with updated information on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016: The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Blood Drive during Farmers Market Thursday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Blood Drive during Farmers Market Thursday

REMINDER: A Blood Drive will be held during the Farmers Market this Thursday, June 30, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Burien City Hall. The Farmers Market runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., so this is a great opportunity... [Read more]

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

Port asked by Burien Council to assist with Sea-Tac Airport expansion problems

By Jack Mayne The smell of jet fuel and fallout pollution from Sea-Tac Airport led the Burien Council to approve a resolution asking the Port of Seattle to provide help with the impacts on the city of... [Read more]

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

by Jack Mayne After a split vote reelecting Lucy Krakowiak to remain Mayor, the Burien City Council heard Highline Public Schools superintendent say over 70 percent of seniors now graduate and that fewer... [Read more]

Give Blood, then browse the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday

Give Blood, then browse the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday

Give Blood – and browse the Farmers Market this Thursday, Oct. 1! A Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Noon–1 p.m.) in the Multipurpose Room of Burien City Hall at 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

As a Tweet told you earlier, Burien Council outlaws Twitter during meetings

As a Tweet told you earlier, Burien Council outlaws Twitter during meetings

by Jack Mayne Months of rancor over a Councilmember’s use of social media finally culminated Monday night (Sept. 21) with approval of guidelines that permits a member to be censured if caught Tweeting... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for City of Burien Blood Drive at City Hall Thursday, Oct. 1

Volunteers needed for City of Burien Blood Drive at City Hall Thursday, Oct. 1

The City of Burien will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Oct. 1 at City Hall, and they’re looking for volunteers. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., but will be closed from Noon –... [Read more]

Contentious Burien Council debate stalls completion of working guidelines

Contentious Burien Council debate stalls completion of working guidelines

by Jack Mayne From the beginning of the Burien City Council’s Monday night meeting it appeared it would be a fast and orderly session, but as is becoming normal for this Council, nothing is easy or simple,... [Read more]

Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

by Jack Mayne Some Burien parks may become too dangerous for kids to use, the City Council was told Monday night. At the same meeting (Aug. 3), the Council talked a long while but finally appropriated... [Read more]