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Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

On Friday (Feb. 21), the names of the six finalists for the City Manager position were released by the City of Burien. Residents have been invited by the city to meet the finalists on Friday, Feb. 28 from... [Read more]

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

City seeking nominees for ‘Citizen of the Year’ awards program; deadline Feb. 14

City seeking nominees for ‘Citizen of the Year’ awards program; deadline Feb. 14

The City of Burien is seeking nominees for its annual “Citizen of the Year” awards program, with the deadline set for Feb. 14…

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

City of Burien installs two tall, yellow plastic News Racks downtown

The City of Burien has installed two “tall yellow” plastic News Racks downtown – one in front of Grand Central Bakery on SW 152nd Street, and the other in front of the main Post Office…

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 23. Here are the details: WHERE: City of Burien Multi Purpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd St. Burien... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien’s Planning Commission

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien’s Planning Commission

The City of Burien on Friday (Dec. 13) announced that applications are being accepted from residents for openings on the City Council’s Planning Commission. Application forms are available at Burien... [Read more]

Want to be Burien’s next City Manager? Here’s the online job application…

Want to be Burien’s next City Manager? Here’s the online job application…

SGR, the executive search firm hired to find the next City Manager for the City of Burien, has posted the online job application for the gig. “City managers are trained professionals in the operation... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Blockwatch Alarm provides peace of mind for just $10/month!

Advertiser Blockwatch Alarm provides peace of mind for just $10/month!

New Advertiser Blockwatch Alarm is offering a GREAT deal on home security that will ensure your safety while not hurting your wallet. If you know anything about city codes, you probably are aware that... [Read more]

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’

The City of Burien announced in its monthly newsletter that its Public Works roads crew “has some new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow…”

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

Here are Burien residents’ responses to city’s survey on new City Manager

As we first reported Nov. 13, the City of Burien posted an online survey asking for residents’ comments to assist its executive search firm in finding a new City Manager, and the results are in. “The... [Read more]

City of Burien posts online survey seeking input for City Manager search

City of Burien posts online survey seeking input for City Manager search

The City of Burien announced this week that it’s seeking public input in the city manager search by filling out an online survey. Only two questions are asked by the survey, which takes just a few... [Read more]

Community Meeting planned on City Manager Search Tuesday, Nov. 12

Community Meeting planned on City Manager Search Tuesday, Nov. 12

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Oct. 30) announced that it will be holding an open Community Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, “to gather information from the public.” Strategic Government... [Read more]

City of Burien to hold two public hearings on possible tax increases Nov. 4 & 18

City of Burien to hold two public hearings on possible tax increases Nov. 4 & 18

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (Oct. 23) that it will hold public hearings on two dates – Monday, Nov. 4, and Monday, Nov. 18 – for “the purpose of receiving the public’s comments... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

The City’s Parks and Recreation advisory board is looking for suggestions and nominations to help name a new trail to be located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). The trail, currently called... [Read more]

County holding local sign-up events for Health Coverage starting Oct. 19

County holding local sign-up events for Health Coverage starting Oct. 19

The Seattle-King County Dept. of Public Health will be holding local Sign-up Events for Health Coverage. The Burien City Council will be briefed tonight – Monday, Oct. 7 – on ‘Coverage is Here... [Read more]

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding a Public Forum on its Economic Development Strategic Plan on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall. “Learn about the development... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader concerned about city council hiring City Manager Search Firm

LETTER: Reader concerned about city council hiring City Manager Search Firm

[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:] Letter to the Editor, Hopefully some citizens... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Salmon Creek has been mitigated into extinction’

LETTER: ‘Salmon Creek has been mitigated into extinction’

[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:] To David Johanson, City of Burien, Senior Planner 400... [Read more]

Remaining Burien Town Square Parcels acquired by Legacy Partners

Remaining Burien Town Square Parcels acquired by Legacy Partners

The three remaining parcels of the Burien Town Square area have been acquired by Legacy Partners Residential, in a deal that closed Sept. 26. The land, totaling more than 141,000 square feet, is located... [Read more]

JOBS: City of Burien seeking to hire Recreation Leaders

JOBS: City of Burien seeking to hire Recreation Leaders

The City of Burien is looking to hire Recreation Leaders – here’s the full listing: CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON PART-TIME INTERMITTENT JOB VACANCIES Hazel Valley School Recreation Leader For new... [Read more]

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

by Ralph Nichols Two quarters into the 2013-14 Burien budget cycle the city is where it needs to be, council members have been informed. In a recent quarterly update, Financial Director Kim Krause said... [Read more]

Planning Commission will hold public hearing on Marijuana Sept. 25

Planning Commission will hold public hearing on Marijuana Sept. 25

The City of Burien Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 25 starting at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) to receive public comments on interim zoning... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

Empty storefronts in Burien – and their impact on local business activity and city tax revenues – have been a major source of concern since the start of the “great recession” five years ago…

Ribbon-cutting for 1st Ave Improvement Project will be Thursday, Sept. 12

Ribbon-cutting for 1st Ave Improvement Project will be Thursday, Sept. 12

The City of Burien announced on its website Wednesday that a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 1st Ave South Improvement Project, Phase 2, is planned for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Fred Meyer... [Read more]

Students nearly finished with Seahurst Park Trail Restoration Project

Students nearly finished with Seahurst Park Trail Restoration Project

Our friends at Burien Parks posted this story Monday (Aug. 12), honoring the work of students helping restore a trail in Seahurst Park: In early July, the Burien Adopt-a-Park program entered into a summer... [Read more]