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Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Ribbon cut for NERA Stormwater Facility & Miller Creek Greenway Enhancement

Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle Commission Co-President, cuts the ribbon with Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. Click image to see animation of the ribbon cutting. Photos by Scott Schaefer The City of Burien, in... [Read more]

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Will this be the long, hot summer of Trespass Law battles in Burien?

Story by Jack Mayne Photos & Video by Michael Brunk Whether you are for or against Burien’s so-called “Trespass Ordinances,” it seems it will become the debate that never ends, with... [Read more]

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

City of Burien announces Film Office, publishes new website for filmmakers

Screenshot of the City of Burien’s new Film Office web page. The City of Burien this week created a new Film Office, with its mission stated as “supporting and promoting Burien’s local... [Read more]

City of Burien offering free anti-graffiti program for commercial properties

City of Burien offering free anti-graffiti program for commercial properties

The City of Burien announced that it is again providing a free graffiti-removal program – T.A.G. “Taking Aim at Graffiti” – for both residential and commercial properties. Residents will be provided... [Read more]

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 22 years ago today

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 22 years ago today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BURIEN! – 22 years ago today – Feb. 28, 1993 – the City of Burien was incorporated. Residents voted to incorporate by a 2-1 margin on March 10, 1992, and on Feb. 28 the next year,... [Read more]

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 25) announced that applications are now open for a $1,250 scholarship, available to Senior high school students living within the city limits: The Association of... [Read more]

City of Burien opens nomination process for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

City of Burien opens nomination process for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

The City of Burien on Monday opened the nomination process for its annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award, and they’re seeking worthy candidates. “Heroes often go unnoticed and are... [Read more]

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

by Jack Mayne In one of the shorter meetings of recent past, the Burien City Council decided at Monday’s (Jan. 26) study session that getting and keeping businesses in the city is the most important... [Read more]

City of Burien receives award for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’

City of Burien receives award for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the City of Burien the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial... [Read more]

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

The City of Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 30) made the following announcement about Eagle Landing Park – closed on Dec. 12, and as we reported on Monday getting much worse: “It is unlikely that the... [Read more]

City of Burien now accepting amendment requests for 2015 Comprehensive Plan

City of Burien now accepting amendment requests for 2015 Comprehensive Plan

On Sunday, Dec. 28, the City of Burien announced that it is initiating its annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process for 2015, and is accepting new individual requests to be considered through March... [Read more]

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

Eagle Landing Park neighbor John White points to the current state of the bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Residents who use the stairs at Burien’s Eagle... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wonders why Burien’s Christmas lights aren’t working

LETTER: Resident wonders why Burien’s Christmas lights aren’t working

[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:] I know this isn’t at the top of... [Read more]

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

JOBS: Cedarhurst School Recreation Leaders needed

On-site Recreation Leaders are needed for the collaborative Highline School District-City of Burien after-school program. These employees will lead recreation/enrichment activities for 1st-6th grade students... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

  Burien’s first mayor, Arun Jhaveri, was recently voted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hall of Fame. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual World Energy... [Read more]

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

Business tax increase and biennial Burien budget approved Monday night

by Jack Mayne After a long debate over whether to authorize hiring of a new economic development specialist, the Burien City Council at its Monday meeting (Dec. 1) approved on a 5-2 vote the two-year city... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City of Burien responds to road striping concern

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City of Burien responds to road striping concern

[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:] On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the City of Burien... [Read more]

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

by Jack Mayne The once every 10 year exercise in recreating a comprehensive plan to accommodate the newcomers to the city was begun Monday night in the Burien City Council monthly study session. The critter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

LETTER: ‘Lame attempt at striping our roads can be witnessed…’

[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:] The attached photos are enough indictment... [Read more]

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

The City of Burien is vowing that it “will vigorously defend itself” against a $16.5 million dollar lawsuit filed against it and King County Thursday…

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

by Jack Mayne The state auditor in its 2013 audit found no major financial problems in Burien city government, but one “significant deficiency” turned out to be an error the city staff found itself. Washington... [Read more]

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

by Jack Mayne Daniel Teodoru of Breckenridge, Colorado, has been hired as the new Burien city attorney effective Dec. 1, said City Manager Kamuron Gurol. Teodoru replaces now-retired City Attorney Craig... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien loses an Oasis’ with the closing of Start Fresh Market

LETTER: ‘Burien loses an Oasis’ with the closing of Start Fresh Market

[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:] A few months ago my parents came to visit... [Read more]

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

by Jack Mayne A proposal by City Manager Kamuron Gurol to increase the city’s Business and Occupation tax on larger businesses and ending it for small businesses was debated at Monday night’s Burien... [Read more]

City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Oct. 13) passed an ordinance on parking and impoundment of some vehicles but only after some acrimony involving three Council members. The Council... [Read more]

Burien City Attorney Craig Knutson honored by City Council on his retirement

Burien City Attorney Craig Knutson honored by City Council on his retirement

by Jack Mayne Craig Knutson is retiring this week and the Burien City Council honored him with a unanimously approved proclamation at Monday night’s (Oct. 13) session. “Whereas, in his role as Burien... [Read more]

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

Burien City Council to reconsider ‘laughing stock’ ‘body odor’ trespass law

by Jack Mayne Because it has become an “embarrassment” and a “laughing stock,” the Burien City Council will soon reconsider the so-called “trespass” ordinance passed by the Council on Aug.... [Read more]