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LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

LETTER: Resident wants to modify city code for ‘Verified Response’ to alarms

[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:] Before Burien implemented Verified Response... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

by Jack Mayne The Eagle Landing Park stairs and the land around them will remain closed because of slide dangers, and the city has sought a permit to allow the now detached lower portion of the stairs... [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]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

Photos courtesy City of Burien by Jack Mayne It appears likely that Burien will never reopen the stairway to the beach at the city’s Eagle Landing Park, but a final decision will come after a city... [Read more]

See FREE Burien Film Fest entries & ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Thurs., Aug. 20

See FREE Burien Film Fest entries & ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Thurs., Aug. 20

Did you miss the Burien Film Festival on April 1st? Have you ever seen the locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident”? Don’t worry! The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants Burien Farmers Market moved to Sundays

LETTER: Resident wants Burien Farmers Market moved to Sundays

[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 Andrea Reay and the Board of Directors... [Read more]

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Screengrab of the City of Burien’s Executive Order No. 2015-2, aka the ‘Trespass Warning/Exclusion Notice.’ by Jack Mayne Violators of the newly-passed Burien city ordinance that allows... [Read more]

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

by Jack Mayne What was intended to be a simple discussion of how the Burien City Council wanted to spend $55,000 on how to provide care for homeless people in the city turned into a marathon battle filled... [Read more]

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

by Jack Mayne The old trespass law is gone, but there is a new one to take its place despite the sustained efforts of Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. Police Chief Scott Kimerer also told Councilmembers... [Read more]

LETTER: Kennedy Catholic High School presents their case about athletic field

LETTER: Kennedy Catholic High School presents their case about athletic field

[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:] Kennedy Catholic has submitted a land... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV

Burien businessman John White, who first got attention for his disdain of the city’s parking regulations by writing a Letter to the Editor to the blog (read it here), has created a video explaining his... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

Burien’s Arts & Culture funding is on an annual application cycle and is available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. Applications... [Read more]

LETTER: Small Business Owner seeking others having problems with City

LETTER: Small Business Owner seeking others having problems with City

[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:] HAVE YOU TRIED TO OPEN A small LOCAL BUSINESS... [Read more]

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

by Jack Mayne Representatives of Sound Transit ran into difficulty with the Burien City Council because it doesn’t even put the city on its project map, and has no proposals to better connect Burien... [Read more]

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aria Peters is an English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at the Arts and Academics Academy on the Evergreen Campus in the Highline School District. This spring, her intermediate level... [Read more]

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

King County Metro Transit’s Burien Shuttle (aka Route 631) made its debut Monday morning (June 8), with plenty of local dignitaries on hand: Photos courtesy City of Burien and King County. As... [Read more]

Here’s the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

Here’s the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

The City of Burien announced the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival – coming to Town Square Park the weekend of June 20-21 – and we’ve got it here: SATURDAY, JUNE 20: Town Square... [Read more]

Citizen letters deleted from Council meeting packets; new system promised

Citizen letters deleted from Council meeting packets; new system promised

Front page of Monday night’s Burien City Council packet, which runs 404 pages. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council will no longer get copies of letters and e-mail communications from citizens by... [Read more]

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, explore, learn and TOUCH at the special ‘Touch A Truck’ attraction at the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. Trucks will be available on SW 152nd... [Read more]

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

A regular BTB Reader alerted us that on Tuesday morning (May 26), she witnessed three men dressed in restaurant cook uniforms take driftwood from Seahurst Park beach, load it into a green truck and take... [Read more]

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien announced this week that it wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park. The stand would operate between July – October, and be located in the building that houses the restrooms. Far... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Soojin Kim as its new Attorney

City of Burien hires Soojin Kim as its new Attorney

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (May 13) that Soojin Kim has been hired to serve as its next City Attorney. She will replace the services provided by Kenyon Disend, PLLC, a municipal law firm which... [Read more]

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

Celebrate local filmmaking at Burien Film Office Launch Party Thursday, May 14

The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be holding a Launch Party from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater. As we first reported, the city created a new Film Office... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

Burien City Council hears new plan to double Burien Police during critical hours

by Jack Mayne Police Chief Scott Kimerer told the Burien City Council Monday night (May 4) that a new schedule intended to double the number of officers on the streets twice each day should start by July... [Read more]

City, Burien Police will work with Auburn Youth Resources for homeless youth

City, Burien Police will work with Auburn Youth Resources for homeless youth

The City of Burien announced this week that the Burien Police Department will soon be working with Auburn Youth Resources (AYR) to help our city’s homeless youth. Even though it is headquartered... [Read more]