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Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

After 16 years, Burien Community Development Director Charles “Chip” Davis will retiring from the city. Davis has spent over 40 years working in public service. His last day will be May 31, 2019. “The... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

The City of Burien is seeking Volunteers for Community Events to Celebrate Earth Day: People across the country will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2019. With Earth Day just around the corner, there... [Read more]

Burien Farmers Market will open 2019 season on Thursday, May 2

Burien Farmers Market will open 2019 season on Thursday, May 2

The Burien Farmers Market returns on Thursday, May 2, 2019, with some familiar faces – and new ones as well! There will be a new space in 2019 called “Market Alley” for local product re-sellers... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be Sat., April 27

Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be Sat., April 27

A Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Criminal Justice Training Center. Bring your household items to be recycled at this annual recycling collection... [Read more]

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting is approving appointments to various commissions, various proclamations, a presentation on the LEAD program, the 2019 Comprehensive Plan... [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]

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

Robert L. Richmond III announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. #6

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Burien resident Robert L. Richmond III announced... [Read more]

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

Despite the views of many residents, 2018 police report says crime rate is stable

By Jack Mayne More and more Burien residents are feeling less and less safe from the onslaught of crime in the community that is policed by a force drawn from and contracted with the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

The City of Burien Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall to receive public comments on proposed amendments to zoning code regulations pertaining... [Read more]

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Community leader Sofia Aragon announced... [Read more]

Burien City Council told plastics ban harder to do with changes in state law

Burien City Council told plastics ban harder to do with changes in state law

By Jack Mayne Once upon a time it was easy to approve bans on some types of plastics for environmental reasons, but the issue has grown complex with new products and more demands for environmental control,... [Read more]