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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]

Civics students at Highline High conducting survey on city’s Strategic Plan

Civics students at Highline High conducting survey on city’s Strategic Plan

Civics students at Highline High School are conducting a survey on the CIty of Burien’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, and they’re seeking the public’s help. Students are seeking input... [Read more]

Burien Council endorses Metro changes to Ambaum Blvd. for RapidRide H Line

Burien Council endorses Metro changes to Ambaum Blvd. for RapidRide H Line

By Jack Mayne After a long discussion and the third Burien City Council presentation by Metro Transit on proposed changes to permit the start of RapidRide H Line ended Monday (May 21), when the Council... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

On Thursday, May 17, the City of Burien held a Community Meeting about Eagle Landing Park at City Hall to discuss issues about the failed stairs, as well as listen to public comments. The meeting –... [Read more]

Metro RapidRide, TIP, Youth Council & more on agenda for Monday Council

Metro RapidRide, TIP, Youth Council & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council regular meeting is discussion and potential action on Metro Transit’s proposed RapidRide H-Line, the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement... [Read more]

LETTER: John White fires back – with documentation – at City of Burien

LETTER: John White fires back – with documentation – at City of 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. This ‘arguing via letters on the... [Read more]

Residents who live near Eagle Landing Park holding info seminar Wed. night

Residents who live near Eagle Landing Park holding info seminar Wed. night

Residents who live near Burien’s Eagle Landing Park will be holding an informational seminar this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Marlaina’s Restaurant, located at 643 SW 152nd Street (map below). The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park will be Thursday, May 17

UPDATE: Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park will be Thursday, May 17

The City of Burien announced that they will be holding an Information Forum/Community Meeting hosted by City Manager Brian Wilson on Thursday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m., regarding the future of Eagle... [Read more]

Resident unhappy with city’s drone, claims it invaded privacy, scared daughters

Resident unhappy with city’s drone, claims it invaded privacy, scared daughters

Burien resident John White is very unhappy that the City of Burien hired a contractor to fly a high-pitched drone over his private property, apparently as part of a surveying project of nearby Eagle Landing Park…

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

By Jack Mayne At Monday night’s meeting, the Burien City Council heard an offer to install piles to shore up the cliff where stairs to Eagle Landing Park have been declared unsafe, despite continued... [Read more]

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx met with members of the community over coffee at Starbucks in Five Corners on Saturday evening, May 5. Marx invites the community... [Read more]

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

Eagle Landing Park stairs, new Police Chief & more on agenda for Mon. council

A discussion on the Eagle Landing Park Stairway Project, Art in Public Places, official introduction of new Police Chief Ted Boe, along with four Proclamations and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Would you like to see your Art on a Burien signal box?

CALL TO ARTISTS: Would you like to see your Art on a Burien signal box?

The City of Burien is looking for artists and community members to help invigorate and energize Burien street corners through the decoration of signal boxes. “Your art will be turned into vinyl... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding Retreat at Merrill Gardens on Monday, April 30

Burien City Council holding Retreat at Merrill Gardens on Monday, April 30

The Burien City Council will be attending a Retreat for “the purpose of discussing Visioning and Goal Setting” on Monday, April 30, 2018. This free, open and public meeting will run from 4... [Read more]

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

By Jack Mayne In March, the Burien City Council was told of plans by Metro Transit to change the right of way for Ambaum Boulevard for the proposed RapidRide H-Line bus rapid transit, and city residents... [Read more]

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

By Jack Mayne The recycling rate is up in Burien while the Council mulls the possibility of banning plastic grocery bags. The issues were long discussions at the Monday (April 23) meeting of the Council... [Read more]

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Mayor Jimmy Matta marches with friends, family of shooting victim

Story & Photo by Aaron Wells Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta marched Monday afternoon (April 23) with the family and friends of Elizabeth Juarez, 13, one of two girls killed in a shooting on March 28. The... [Read more]

Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

Free Disaster Preparedness Workshops coming to Burien starting April 30

The City of Burien is partnering with King County Emergency Management to bring free preparedness workshops to Burien residents, beginning Monday, April 30. The series of three workshops will provide basic... [Read more]

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

City of Burien to increase police patrol emphasis, starting Thursday afternoon

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – working with the Burien Police Department – announced on Thursday, April 19 that he has initiated a directed patrol emphasis. This effort will begin Thursday afternoon,... [Read more]