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Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

Landlords can still reject vouchers, subsidies; human service dept. started

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council rejected on a tie 3–3 tie vote a proposal by Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to require landlords to not consider whether a prospective resident gets public grant... [Read more]

Sponsored Post City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the City of Burien will observe National Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a FREE workshop. “Join us to learn how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Former Mayor Wing Woo attends Burien Arch rededication Friday

PHOTOS: Former Mayor Wing Woo attends Burien Arch rededication Friday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien held a rededication ceremony for the recently-rebuilt ‘Downtown Burien’ Arch in the 100 block of SW 152nd Street on Friday morning, Sept.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling Burien…’

LETTER: ‘Your inaction on economic development is crippling 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:] Dear Council Members, Your inaction on... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the next Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.: An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m., to hold Human Services... [Read more]

REMINDER: Rededication of Burien’s Downtown Arch will be Fri. at 10:30 a.m.

REMINDER: Rededication of Burien’s Downtown Arch will be Fri. at 10:30 a.m.

The rededication ceremony of Burien’s Downtown Arch will begin at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 15 at SW 152nd and 2nd Ave SW in Downtown Burien. Burien’s Mayor Lucy Krakowiak will be making brief... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

B-Town Blog Candidate Forums will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 3!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election – please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum... [Read more]

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

Got a question for our Candidate Forums? Here’s how to submit it

The B-Town Blog will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 City Council race (dates/locations to be announced soon), and we’re seeking questions from our Readers. These questions will be reviewed... [Read more]

Burien’s Town Square ‘Spray Park’ will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 2

Burien’s Town Square ‘Spray Park’ will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 2

The City of Burien announced Friday (Sept. 1) that its Town Square Spray Park will be reopening this Saturday, Sept 2, just in time for the long (and likely hot) Labor Day weekend. The spray park will... [Read more]

Donors needed for City of Burien Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 7

Donors needed for City of Burien Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 7

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive scheduled at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, starting at 10 a.m. On Monday of this week, Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future of Burien?’

LETTER: ‘What’s the Future 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:] What’s the Future of Burien? As I think... [Read more]

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

Safe injection site stalled; Council approves plan to hire human services director

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m.: By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council dodged a quick decision on banning safe drug injection sites in the city, but told City Manager... [Read more]

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

Burien Council to honor heroes, Police Chief; discuss homelessness & more Mon.

At Monday night’s (Aug. 21) regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will honor some local heroes as well as retiring Police Chief Scott Kimerer, discuss different ways the City should stay involved... [Read more]

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Burien City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

Burien Airport Committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 15

Burien Airport Committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 15

The Burien Airport Committee will hold a meeting for the purpose of discussing the attached agenda on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Room at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

ELECTION RESULTS: Here are the latest returns on the day before certification

On Monday (Aug. 14), King County Elections released another round of election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, and on the day before results are certified, it appears that – pending a last minute... [Read more]

Learn how to install a rain garden in free City of Burien workshop on Sat., Sept. 9

Learn how to install a rain garden in free City of Burien workshop on Sat., Sept. 9

Community members are invited to learn how to install a rain garden in a free workshop hosted by the City of Burien on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This will be the second of three “learning... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Races continue to tighten; Armstrong down by only 33

King County Elections released on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races continue to tighten up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

LETTER: ‘I witnessed the most disturbing events take place in the name of representative democracy…’

[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 City Council Meeting, Monday night,... [Read more]

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

King County Elections released on Monday, Aug. 7 released the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races are tightening up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

Council will continue discussion on ‘sanctuary’ petition at Monday’s meeting

At Monday night’s (Aug. 7) regular meeting, the Burien City Council will continue its discussion – and possibly take action on – whether to repeal the ‘sanctuary city’ Ordinance 651,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Still Olguin vs. Manning; Wagner vs. Matta; Green vs. Tosta & Marx vs.Janssen

The third round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and it looks like the standings remain the same. So far the voter... [Read more]