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SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

The Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat this coming Monday, March 27, from 6 – 9 p.m. at City Hall. This retreat will be an open, public meeting. Please note however that public commenting... [Read more]

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

By Jack Mayne A letter from lawyers representing Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz says it would be illegal for the city to enforce a blanket ban or censure her for her use of social media during... [Read more]

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Homeless or near homeless from Burien and beyond urged for passionate concern and support while other, just as passionate citizens, sought relief from crime and the leftovers of drug addiction... [Read more]

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

EDITOR’S NOTE: An additional story – focusing on homelessness – from Monday night’s Burien City Council will be posted soon. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday unanimously... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

[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:] Dear Council Members, Your rigidly held... [Read more]

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

The Burien City Council rejected by 4-3 a motion by Councilmember Debi Wagner to add to the agenda Monday night (March 20) to change its rules to make it a requirement that all Councilmembers be personally... [Read more]

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

At the upcoming Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, March 20 – solutions to homelessness – including the potential of establishing a local Day Center – along with NERA, replacing... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. This version was edited and re-submitted on March 14, 2017 to correct some inaccuracies that were concerning to the... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

[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:] Honarable Mayor Lucy Krakowiak Councilman... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

[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:] Greetings City Council, I am writing as... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

[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:] Dear Council Members, I believe your inaction... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

City seeking ideas for new Downtown Wayfinding System at March 16 event

City seeking ideas for new Downtown Wayfinding System at March 16 event

The City of Burien announced that it is preparing a ‘Downtown Wayfinding System’ design, and they’re seeking public input at an event set for Thursday, March 16 at Merrill Gardens. The... [Read more]

Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Arts, BEDP, Citizen of Year, CARES & more on agenda for Monday council

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (March 6) Burien City Council meeting: The Council will hold a Special Meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers for the purpose... [Read more]

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night voted to have the city public works director to hire a company to figure out if a now closed and washed out bridge in the Boulevard Park neighborhood... [Read more]

Burien City Council approves ‘Refresh’ city logo at Monday night’s meeting

Burien City Council approves ‘Refresh’ city logo at Monday night’s meeting

At Monday night’s Study Session, the Burien City Council voted to approve the following new ‘Refresh’ logo for the city: Cost to the city for this logo/branding development from Tacoma-based... [Read more]

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

BEDP, oil spill, bridge closure & new logo on agenda for tonight’s Study Session

At tonight’s Study Session (Monday, Feb. 27), the Burien City Council will interview and vote on new members to the BEDP and arts commission, vote to waive competitive bidding requirements for both... [Read more]

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime... [Read more]

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

After two proposed new logos for the City of Burien were presented by Tacoma agency JayRay – and rejected last October – two new revised ones were released this week. The City Council will likely... [Read more]

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien has filed a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to turn jet-prop airliners over Burien causing unexpected and unusual airplane... [Read more]

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

As we first reported, the City of Burien closed the Peter Western Bridge on S. 116th Street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 due to storm-related erosion under the pilings. The... [Read more]

Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

The City of Burien is reporting that Monday morning (Feb. 13), a resident reported a small oil spill in Arbor Lake. The City has since closed the lake for all fishing and recreation. City crews – joined... [Read more]