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LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[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:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council is TONIGHT – Thursday, July 20 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6:30 p.m. According... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Two candidates who receive the most... [Read more]

Police Chief Kimerer says he’s retiring; Sheriff again explains sanctuary rules

Police Chief Kimerer says he’s retiring; Sheriff again explains sanctuary rules

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer announced to the Burien City Council at Monday night’s session that he would be retiring on Sept. 1 after 38 years in law enforcement and as the chief of Burien... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, former Mayor and longtime councilmember Joan McGilton was honored with a Proclamation: Then-Mayor Joan McGilton at the opening of Burien’s new... [Read more]

FREE ‘Artshops’ workshops for kids will start Thursday, July 27 at Burien Library

FREE ‘Artshops’ workshops for kids will start Thursday, July 27 at Burien Library

‘Artshops’ is a FREE hands-on arts workshop time for elementary aged students, co-sponsored by the Burien Library and with support from the City of Burien Parks, Rec. and Culture. All materials... [Read more]

Neighborhood Celebration series kicks off Wed. at Southern Heights Elementary

Neighborhood Celebration series kicks off Wed. at Southern Heights Elementary

The City of Burien will be holding a series of Neighborhood Celebrations this summer, beginning at Southern Heights Elementary School this Wednesday, July 19. “Come out and celebrate your neighborhood... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Over the next several days we’ll... [Read more]

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

On Friday (July 14), King County Elections determined that the Petition to Repeal Burien’s Ordinance No. 651 contained an insufficient number of signatures to move forward – so far. All 4,181... [Read more]

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

The City of Burien on Friday (July 14) announced that it’s holding a #BurienSummer Photo Contest, with a deadline to enter of Sept. 4, 2017: Enter the #BurienSummer Photo Contest! What are the... [Read more]

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

New City Manager, sanctuary petition & more at Monday’s City Council meeting

The Burien City Council will hold its next regular meeting this coming Monday night, July 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting will likely mark the first public appearance of new City Manager... [Read more]

City of Burien receives petition seeking repeal of ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance #651

City of Burien receives petition seeking repeal of ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance #651

On Friday, July 7, 2017, the City of Burien received an initiative petition asking to place on a ballot the repeal of Burien Ordinance No. 651. The “immigration status ordinance” directs Burien City... [Read more]

UPDATE: Town Square Water Feature repair completion has been delayed

UPDATE: Town Square Water Feature repair completion has been delayed

The City of Burien announced this week that the Town Square Water Feature is still undergoing a major renovation project, and won’t be completed until late July or early August. The status update... [Read more]

LETTER: Krystal Marx is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Krystal Marx is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Patty Janssen is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Patty Janssen is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

On June 5, 2017, the Burien City Council voted to form a Human Services Commission for the City of Burien – Ordinance No. 669 establishes this new advisory body in order to provide advice and recommendations... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grants

City of Burien seeking applicants for around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grants

Do you provide arts, culture, or heritage programming for the Burien community? Or are you an artist interested in bringing a new or innovative arts experience to the City of Burien? Burien Arts &... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

The City of Burien recently released a letter to residents, reminding all that fireworks are still illegal, and the fine for discharging them is $125. Burien Police has scheduled extra officers, who will... [Read more]

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

The City of Burien is seeking help to determine what the needs are for the youth and teens of Burien, and is looking for people to take a short survey, which they say “is very important for the future... [Read more]

Possible deal with new City Manager, FAA & taxes on agenda for Mon. Council

Possible deal with new City Manager, FAA & taxes on agenda for Mon. Council

At the next Burien City Council meeting – set for Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. – expect a possible announcement of a deal with new City Manager Brian Wilson, along with a report from the FAA, discussion... [Read more]

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Proudly in its 96th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route. The parade is also... [Read more]