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Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

By Jack Mayne For at least the next six months, public comments will not be included in the Burien City Council’s regular pre-meeting packet, the City Council decided Monday night following the city... [Read more]

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC)... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

On Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 14), King County Elections released the sixth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and we can safely call this race a sweep for the progressive slate. In 2018,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

On Friday afternoon (Nov. 10), King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is continuing in a big... [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]

City of Burien suspends business license of Pretty Paws for animal cruelty

City of Burien suspends business license of Pretty Paws for animal cruelty

Burien City Attorney Lisa Marshall told the City Council Monday night (Nov. 6) that the business license of Pretty Paws has been suspended, and a full-scale major crimes investigation is underway…

Sponsored Post A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

From paid Advertiser Friends to Elect Debi Wagner: Hello Dear Friends, Neighbors and all Residents of Burien: I’m honored to have had the opportunity to serve you these past four years. If re-elected... [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]

Sponsored Post A message from Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council

A message from Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council

From Advertiser Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council: My name is Jimmy Matta and I am running for Burien City Council because I believe our city is comprised of people with diverse demographics and we... [Read more]

Candidates for Burien City Council speak out about Respect WA mailing

Candidates for Burien City Council speak out about Respect WA mailing

In response to a gathering imbroglio surrounding a recent endorsement letter supporting four Burien City Council candidates mailed out by Respect Washington, the candidates in question have taken to social... [Read more]

City of Burien holding public hearing on 2017-2018 Budget on Monday, Nov. 6

City of Burien holding public hearing on 2017-2018 Budget on Monday, Nov. 6

The City of Burien announced that it will hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 for the purpose of “receiving public comments on revenue sources, including a possible increase of up to 1%... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The added enforcement of Burien’s leash laws is a good thing…’

LETTER: ‘The added enforcement of Burien’s leash laws is a good thing…’

[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:] Scrappy Cassie Dear Editor, The added... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

The City of Burien on Friday (Oct. 27) issued a statement that appears to be inspired by a direct mail letter sent out by Respect, WA, which targets “undocumented immigrants” it claims are... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about City of Burien’s dealings with Verizon

LETTER: Resident concerned about City of Burien’s dealings with Verizon

[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:] Greetings, I rose in the October 23rd... [Read more]

New survey invites residents to voice their Vision for Burien’s Parks

New survey invites residents to voice their Vision for Burien’s Parks

A new survey gives residents another chance to help shape the future vision for Burien’s parks, recreation, and cultural services. The Parks and Recreation Department has been holding public meetings... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz censured over use of Twitter in Burien City Council sessions

Lauren Berkowitz censured over use of Twitter in Burien City Council sessions

Screenshot from Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting during a discussion about Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz being censured for Tweeting. Note what the police officer is doing in the background. By... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What a highly inappropriate action by a Mayor!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What a highly inappropriate action by a Mayor!’

[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:] To the B-Town Blog, On Friday I received... [Read more]

Legislative updates & taco reviews(!) in packet for Monday’s Council session

Legislative updates & taco reviews(!) in packet for Monday’s Council session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session – discussion on granting a 10-year franchise license to Verizon, State & Federal Legislative updates, animals and more. Also... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Apply for 2018 Community Center Gallery Program

CALL TO ARTISTS: Apply for 2018 Community Center Gallery Program

Artists working in 2 dimensional media are invited to apply for the 2018 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center, the City announced. The application deadline is Nov. 17, 2017. The... [Read more]

KNKX Radio: ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’

KNKX Radio: ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’

KNKX Radio (88.5 FM, formerly KPLU) did a good radio report they call ‘Something’s Different About This Year’s Election In Burien’ that’s definitely worth a listen. Here’s... [Read more]

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

City Council rejects safe drug injection sites at Monday night meeting

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night (Oct. 16) to ban King County health officials from locating a safe injection site in the city, despite pleas of some that such a site would... [Read more]

Safe injection sites & more on agenda for Monday night’s council meeting

Safe injection sites & more on agenda for Monday night’s council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Oct. 16) Burien City Council meeting is a “discussion and potential action banning Safe injection Sites in Burien,” along with a budget update, economic... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

The City of Burien will be hosting a public meeting to inform updates to the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will run from 5:30–7:30 p.m.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s final 2017 Candidate Forum

On Tuesday night (Oct. 3), The B-Town Blog held its second and final 2017 Burien City Council Candidate Forum at Merrill Gardens at Burien (an Advertiser). This final forum featured candidates for Burien... [Read more]