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FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

Have a way with words? Are you a versatile verse-writer? Burien wants YOU! A new ‘Poet-in-Residence’ for Burien will “explore and interact with the community during the fall of 2018,... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

New hotel, small cell network, plastic ban & more on agenda for Mon. Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are presentations on a new hotel, small cell wireless networks, awards for Burien Police, an interlocal agreement for an airport study,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: City of Burien seeking to hire Recreation Leaders

JOBS: City of Burien seeking to hire Recreation Leaders

The City of Burien is seeking passionate, caring, energetic, and dependable individuals to serve as Recreation Leaders. Join us in providing a fun, safe environment for kids that allows them to grow as... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

[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:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 7 a.m., the city announced. There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

Police oversight, community survey & more on agenda for Mon. council meeting

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is reports from OLEO on police oversight, community survey results, an update on fireworks, a proposed memorial for late Mayor... [Read more]

Burien water fountain at Town Square Park closed due to vandalism

Burien water fountain at Town Square Park closed due to vandalism

Photo courtesy Stephanie Mora. The city’s water/spray park – located at Burien Town Square – has been closed due to vandalism, the city reported on Friday, July 13. Temps for this weekend are... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

Burien City Manager Brian J. Wilson selected Eric Christensen to be the city’s next Finance Director, replacing Kim Krause, who left in April. His first day was June 25. Christensen brings over 20... [Read more]

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding another Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park (and its failing stairs) on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in City Hall. This will be the city’s... [Read more]

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

By Jack Mayne New Burien Police Chief Ted Boe made it clear that his department does not cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement activities, including relaying... [Read more]

Admissions Tax, report from Police Chief on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Admissions Tax, report from Police Chief on agenda for Monday Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (July 2) Burien City Council meeting are reports from new Police Chief Ted Boe, discussion of a new Admissions Tax, a State Legislative Session update, changing Council... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: As the July 4th holiday rapidly approaches, the City of Burien wants to remind residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within city limits. The Burien Police Department has scheduled... [Read more]

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

Council discusses potential rental rights legislation, ponders rights ordinance

By Jack Mayne Returning to earlier discussions of ways to prevent landlords indiscrimately evicting low income tenants and failing to provide needed repairs in a timely fashion was the major issue at... [Read more]

Hotel development, finances, human services on Monday Council agenda

Hotel development, finances, human services on Monday Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is an update on hotel development – including suggested locations – along with a report from the Human Services Commission, amending... [Read more]

Burien’s new ‘Great Day of Play’ will be at Moshier Field on Saturday, June 30

Burien’s new ‘Great Day of Play’ will be at Moshier Field on Saturday, June 30

Burien’s new – and FREE – ‘Great Day of Play’ will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join in and have FUN at the Great Day of Play, featuring: Touch-A-Truck Field of inflatables Sports... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor Jimmy Matta speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

VIDEO: Mayor Jimmy Matta speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including Burien Mayor... [Read more]

Council backs SR 509 extension to I-5; reminds fireworks are illegal in Burien

Council backs SR 509 extension to I-5; reminds fireworks are illegal in Burien

By Jack Mayne Even though the Burien City Council unanimously endorsed a state project to finish the connection of State Route 509, it is not expected to cost local taxpayers any Burien money. The Council... [Read more]

City of Burien survey seeks feedback from residents and businesses

City of Burien survey seeks feedback from residents and businesses

The City of Burien is conducting a survey to find out what residents think about the city and city services. The city conducts this survey every other year in order to help make decisions on issues that... [Read more]