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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]

City of Burien offers new website for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

City of Burien offers new website for Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The City of Burien on Thursday (Oct. 9) released what it’s calling a ‘one-stop shop’ website – The Agenda Center – for meeting agendas and minutes. “Looking for agendas and... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to ACLU letter on repealing ‘body odor’ Ordinance #606

City of Burien responds to ACLU letter on repealing ‘body odor’ Ordinance #606

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol released the following statement in response to a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union regarding the recently adopted Trespass Ordinance #606 (read our previous... [Read more]

ACLU wants City of Burien’s ‘trespass’ Ordinance #606 repealed

ACLU wants City of Burien’s ‘trespass’ Ordinance #606 repealed

Excerpt of Burien’s controversial Ordinance #606. Click image to see larger version. by Jack Mayne The American Civil Liberties Union says Burien’s new trespass ordinance (#606, available here)... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s ‘Economic Development Dialog’

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s ‘Economic Development Dialog’

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Saturday morning (Sept. 27), around 70 residents gathered at the Burien Community Center to participate in an ‘Economic Development Dialog’ hosted by... [Read more]

Mayor’s ‘Day of Concern for the Hungry’ will be this Saturday, Sept. 27

Mayor’s ‘Day of Concern for the Hungry’ will be this Saturday, Sept. 27

The City of Burien is supporting the “Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry,” which is this Saturday, Sept. 27. “South King County has a large percentage of individuals and families... [Read more]

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

City of Burien releases agenda, documents for Saturday’s Economic Dialog

On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the City of Burien released an agenda, along with supporting documents, for Saturday’s ‘Economic Dialog,’ which will run from 8 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, Sept.... [Read more]

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

Despite ‘Stop Work’ order, Kennedy High athletic field project moves ahead

by Jack Mayne On Monday (Sept. 15), Burien city officials posted a “Stop Work” order at a Kennedy Catholic High School athletic field project – but only some parts of the project were actually halted... [Read more]

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

POLL: What do you think of Burien’s controversial ‘anti body odor’ ordinance?

Click image to see larger version. Ordinance #606, passed by the Burien City Council on Aug. 18 (read our original coverage here) has been raising quite a stink lately, garnering international media attention... [Read more]

Residents can speak out, share ideas on city’s new ‘Connect Burien’ website

Residents can speak out, share ideas on city’s new ‘Connect Burien’ website

‘Connect Burien’ is a new public engagement website, brought to you by the City of Burien and premiering today – Monday, Sept. 15. “This interactive new platform opens the conversation about Burien’s... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive this Thursday, Sept. 18

City of Burien holding Blood Drive this Thursday, Sept. 18

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here are the details: Thursday, Sept. 18: City of Burien – Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

The City of Burien announced that its Public Works Department will be working with ICON Materials to overlay several streets citywide, as well as upgrade storm drainage facilities along SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Sat., Sept. 27

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Sat., Sept. 27

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding its first-ever, free and open community Economic Development Dialog from 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27. This is an event “envisioned as... [Read more]

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

The City of Burien is asking residents to complete a 2014 “Burien Community Assessment Survey.” “This biennial study has been conducted by the City every two years since 2008,”... [Read more]

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

The City of Burien announced that it will be conducting significant street work along SW 152nd Street between 10th Avenue SW and Maplewild Ave SW, and elsewhere in Burien starting in mid-August and continuing... [Read more]

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

Burien City Council begins hashing out economic development goals

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council spent much of a special meeting Monday night (July 28) beginning to hash out a plan for the city’s future economic development. The Council had, in June, completed... [Read more]

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

The City of Burien announced this week that it has received Federal assistance through a WSDOT Citywide Safety Improvements Grant for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

[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:] It’s concerning that Burien asked the Pierce... [Read more]

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

At the request of Flight Pattern Kids (FPK), a non-profit environmental health research group, the City of Burien is proclaiming the week of June 16 – 21, 2014 as “Toxics Awareness Week.” Citizens... [Read more]

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

Road Closure on S. 146th Street starts Wednesday, June 18

The City of Burien announced that S. 146th Street between 8th Ave S. and Des Moines Memorial Drive S. will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning June 18 due to construction of the NERA drainage... [Read more]

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

UPDATE Monday, June 2, 2014: The City of Burien announced Monday that the Town Square Park Fountain has restarted “on a limited basis,”according to a note on the city’s website. “The... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]