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Sponsored Post AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

The following is a Paid Advertisement from the Clean Up the Burien City Council PAC: Criminals love Burien’s Police presence: it’s the lowest in our region. Adding more Police will end this... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for 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 City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

By Jack Mayne A loudly clapping and cheering audience at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (Jan. 9) welcomed the 4–3 vote approving a revised ordinance that said city officials, police and... [Read more]

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Jan. 9) upcoming City Council meeting will be the idea of proclaiming Burien a ‘Sanctuary City,’ along with a new airport committee and partnering... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

The City of Burien will be holding a FREE “No Leaks” event at Puget Sound Skills Center on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. as well as from 11:15 a.m.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

The City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says “Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive'”: Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists... [Read more]

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

Burien City Council seeking Volunteers for new Airport Committee

The Burien City Council announced Wednesday (Dec. 21) that it is seeking qualified volunteers to serve two-year terms on its new Burien Airport Committee. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2017. Here’s... [Read more]

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

UPDATE Wed. Dec. 21, 2016: Due to a legal technicality announced Wednesday by City Attorney Lisa Marshall, Burien’s ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance that was approved by a 3-2 vote at Monday... [Read more]

Burien Council may vote on ‘Sanctuary City’ status, CARES Monday night

Burien Council may vote on ‘Sanctuary City’ status, CARES Monday night

The Burien City Council may vote on whether to declare Burien a ‘sanctuary city’, as well as whether to extend the contract with CARES Animal Control or revert to King County at its upcoming... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: VIP Hookah Lounge has been closed; called ‘chronic nuisance’

B-TOWN BIZ: VIP Hookah Lounge has been closed; called ‘chronic nuisance’

The City of Burien recently sought and received a temporary restraining order to close down the VIP Hookah Lounge, located at 153 SW 153rd Street. On Thursday morning (Dec. 8), a judge granted a preliminary... [Read more]

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

By Jack Mayne For a majority of its three and one-half hour meeting on Monday night (Dec. 5), the Burien City Council heard residents comment on a proposal by three Councilmembers to declare it a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

Warning of more traffic, noise at airport spurs Council to form special committee

Warning of more traffic, noise at airport spurs Council to form special committee

Larry Cripe By Jack Mayne After Quiet Skies Coalition leader Larry Cripe suggested that if Burien doesn’t get involved, “there will be a fourth, a fifth and a sixth” runway at Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

LETTER: ‘We have an ineffectual Council getting in our way of moving forward’

[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’s Police Initiative for adding... [Read more]

Burien Council in dither over member comments included in meeting packets

Burien Council in dither over member comments included in meeting packets

By Jack Mayne A full third of the Burien City Council’s Monday night meeting was taken up by a dispute over whether a Councilmember should have made comments in response to a citizen’s letter included... [Read more]

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

By Jack Mayne Representatives of the recently formed Quiet Skies Coalition say they had a “productive” meeting that was “open and frank” with the Federal Aviation Administration last Friday (Nov.... [Read more]

Burien Council considers dumping new logo; wants more warning on airport noise

Burien Council considers dumping new logo; wants more warning on airport noise

By Jack Mayne The new proposed Burien logo was sent back to the drawing board as too complicated, not very inspiring,  and even boring at a study session Monday night, Oct. 24. Many Councilmembers even... [Read more]

Proposed new Burien logo sent back to drawing board Monday night

Proposed new Burien logo sent back to drawing board Monday night

A proposed new Burien logo was sent back to the drawing board as too complicated, not very inspiring, even boring at the Burien City Council study session on Monday night, Oct. 24. Interim City Manager... [Read more]

Council may approve new Burien logo Monday night; sneak peek + take our poll

Council may approve new Burien logo Monday night; sneak peek + take our poll

The Burien City Council will review and perhaps approve new branding – including a new logo – for the city at Monday night’s (Oct. 24) Study Session. The city has contracted with JayRay, a creative agency... [Read more]

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

School District’s requested impact fee held by Council to get input from other cities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council unanimously held up the establishment of a school impact fee program requested by the Highline School District, suggesting the district collaborate with all of the... [Read more]

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien…

Council holding special meeting Monday night to find Interim City Manager

Council holding special meeting Monday night to find Interim City Manager

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday night, Oct. 10, to conduct interviews with Interim City Manager candidates. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., and will be held in the... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Councilmember shares thoughts on City Manager’s firing

LETTER: Burien Councilmember shares thoughts on City Manager’s firing

[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 the Citizens of Burien… I’ve... [Read more]