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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]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

More airplane noise expected over Burien; Sheriff seeking ways to control crime

By Jack Mayne Returning and increased airplane noise over Burien is likely after the the Federal Aviation Administration claims that it can ignore potential environmental rules to permit more prop-jet... [Read more]

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding... [Read more]

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

Sheriff, Comp. Plan, correspondence to council & more on Council agenda Mon.

On the docket for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is a previously-delayed presentation by new King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments, discussion... [Read more]

Longtime City of Burien Finance Director Kim Krause is leaving

Longtime City of Burien Finance Director Kim Krause is leaving

Kim Krause, longtime City of Burien Finance Director, says she is leaving her post soon, but “I’m not retiring yet.” Her last day at the city will be Friday, April 13. City Manager Brian Wilson... [Read more]

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

City’s Town Hall for Youth Engagement & Community Safety will be Mon., April 9

The City of Burien is inviting the community to a Town Hall discussion on how to engage youth and enhance community safety on Monday, April 9. In the wake of the tragic death of two teens last week,... [Read more]

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

Teen girls’ shooting deaths made focal point of Burien City Council meeting

By Jack Mayne Councilmember Krystal Marx pushed to have the recent deaths of two teenage girls made the focus of the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (April 2). The girls – ages 13 and 19 –... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

Meet Candidates for Burien Police Chief at Community Center Thursday, April 12

All are invite to join Burien City Manager, Brian J. Wilson, to meet the candidates for the City of Burien Police Chief on Thursday, April 12. This free and open event will be held at the Burien Community... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident has suggestions for local youth programs

LETTER: Resident has suggestions for local youth programs

[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:] Since the city does not publish letters... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns about stormwater drainage & slides at Eagle Landing Park

LETTER: Concerns about stormwater drainage & slides at Eagle Landing Park

[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:] Let’s say you wanted to buy Eagle... [Read more]

Youth violence, community safety on agenda for Monday night Council meeting

Youth violence, community safety on agenda for Monday night Council meeting

Youth violence and community safety will likely be the top items on the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. In addition, expect a Legislative Briefing... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

City of Burien responds to death of teens killed in Burien Wednesday night

Late Wednesday night (March 28, 2018), two young women were tragically killed in a gang-related shooting in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW (read our previous coverage here). “Our thoughts are with... [Read more]

Council hears of proposed Ambaum changes for Metro Rapid Ride H line

Council hears of proposed Ambaum changes for Metro Rapid Ride H line

By Jack Mayne King County Metro Transit proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW at Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session, as a way to accommodate its new Rapid Ride H that will replace bus... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Old Fire Station sold, will become HQ for McBride Construction

B-TOWN BIZ: Old Fire Station sold, will become HQ for McBride Construction

The old Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station – located at 15100 8th Ave SW – was purchased recently by McBride Construction, who plan to turn it into their company headquarters. City Economic Development... [Read more]

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

Ban dangerous construction processes; CARES: ‘more dogs getting back home’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was asked at Monday (March 19) night’s meeting to consider ordinances outlawing abuses by construction companies using processes that “shamelessly” abuse workers... [Read more]

CARES Report, LEAD Program & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

CARES Report, LEAD Program & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Mar. 19) regular Burien City Council meeting is a report from Burien CARES Animal Control, discussions on an Admissions Tax, Accessory Dwelling Units, Law Enforcement... [Read more]

Discuss police at Coffee with City Manager Brian Wilson on Wed., March 28

Discuss police at Coffee with City Manager Brian Wilson on Wed., March 28

Join Burien City Manager Brian Wilson for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, March 28, to talk about how the City’s police department and leadership can best serve our community. This open event... [Read more]

City Manager seeks community feedback on Police Services & Leadership

City Manager seeks community feedback on Police Services & Leadership

The City of Burien will be hosting a series of public meetings, as well as online opportunities to gather community feedback on police services in Burien – and they’re seeking public feedback. By... [Read more]

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

At their March 5, 2018 meeting, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as its 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year.’ The Council received 14 submissions, the most... [Read more]

Burien Council told of plans to find new police chief; students seek youth council

Burien Council told of plans to find new police chief; students seek youth council

By Jack Mayne Burien’s city administration is planning “a robust public engagement process before the selection of the new police chief to gather community feedback on what people want to see in their... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (Mar. 5) regular Burien City Council meeting: The Burien City Council will hold two Special Meetings before the regular one starts: 5:30... [Read more]

Burien City Council delays joining new economic group, seeks more information

Burien City Council delays joining new economic group, seeks more information

By Jack Mayne After a long discussion, the Burien City Council at Monday evening’s (Feb. 26) Study Session decided not to immediately join a new county-wide economic development program but to ask... [Read more]