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Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

By Jack Mayne After a parade of people protested the issue of forcing occupants of the Fox Cove apartments to vacate for a new owner to upgrade the slum-like building, the Council on Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Tenant protections, LEAD & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

At Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss tenant protections inspired by the recent eviction notices given at Fox Cove Apartments, LEAD and Community Court programs,... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Despite trends that show crime is actually decreasing, recent events have shown that City, County, and regional leaders need to come together to address the unacceptable violence that is harming our community. The... [Read more]

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

Chief says teens who killed innocent woman will be charged at ‘highest’ level

By Jack Mayne Burien’s police chief says his force and the King County Sheriff’s Office are working to make certain that the stray bullet death of a respected 51-year old worker in a chiropractic office... [Read more]

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

Drive-by shooting, economic development on agenda for Council Monday night

At Monday night’s Study Session (Sept. 24, 2018), the Burien City Council will hear presentations on the recent drive-by shooting homicide investigation from Police Chief Boe, as well as about Economic... [Read more]

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

City Council told crime down slightly – but that was before a tragic shooting death

By Jack Mayne In a long and routine meeting Monday night (Sept. 17), the Burien City Council delved into many intricate changes in internal policy, and also heard that crime was a little bit down and Major... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien shares update on Power outage on 1st Ave South

UPDATE: City of Burien shares update on Power outage on 1st Ave South

A power outage on 1st Ave South is still affecting several businesses and intersections, and the City of Burien shared this update: Currently, the city has a generator powering the traffic signal at SW... [Read more]

Location of proposed hotel revealed; city seeking proposals from developers

Location of proposed hotel revealed; city seeking proposals from developers

The City of Burien is seeking proposals from hotel developers for the construction of a hotel on City-owned land in downtown Burien. The 1.3-acre undeveloped property is located on SW 150th between 1st... [Read more]

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

The Burien City Council is discussing a potential ban on single use plastics in the city because of concerns about the damaging effects of plastics in the natural environment. A roundtable discussion will... [Read more]

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

City Light rate change, SAMP & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Below is the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Download a PDF of the packet here. SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M.: To Hold... [Read more]

City holding public meeting for 2019–2020 City Budget on Thurs., Sept. 20

City holding public meeting for 2019–2020 City Budget on Thurs., Sept. 20

The City of Burien will be holding its first Community Meeting on its 2019-2020 City Budget on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. “The community is invited to learn about the... [Read more]

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

From our friends at WABI Burien: (The following article is compiled from meeting notes and posts by Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes.) People who wouldn’t have considered riding a traditional... [Read more]

New Wayfinding Signs point visitors to Downtown Burien shopping & amenities

New Wayfinding Signs point visitors to Downtown Burien shopping & amenities

Have you seen ’em yet? The City of Burien is installing new wayfinding signs that directs both residents and visitors to downtown shopping, services, and amenities. The signs include 25 vehicular... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Community Meeting on its Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Southern Heights Elementary School. This free, open meeting will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. “The community... [Read more]

Cathy Schrock hired as Administrative Services Director for City of Burien

Cathy Schrock hired as Administrative Services Director for City of Burien

The City of Burien announced that it has hired Cathy Schrock to serve as its Administrative Services Director. Her first day was Aug. 20, 2018. “She possesses the unique combination of great interpersonal... [Read more]

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

Auto theft up in Burien, other crimes moderating, says Police Chief Ted Boe

By Jack Mayne Despite fears in Burien that crime is increasing, Police Chief Ted Boe says the general city and King County crime rate is going down – except for car thefts. “Auto Theft is currently... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

In the City of Burien’s latest community survey – finalized and released last week – 71% of respondents indicated they get their local information from The B-Town Blog – a very impressive... [Read more]

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Expect to hear about the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), along with an update on a new hotel, potential action on the controversial Eagle Landing Park stairs, as well as... [Read more]

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]