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Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

By Jack Mayne Following the repeal of the city’s controversial trespass ordinance, the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 5) rejected a move to return a two year old grant of $200,000 from King... [Read more]

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

Burien City Council repeals highly contested city ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Feb. 5) passed by a 4 to 3 vote to repeal the three previous so-called ‘Trespass Ordinances,’ but with a revision that it will not take... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

By Jack Mayne The new mayor sat down with this reporter last week to talk about his views for the future of Burien and to allay fears of those worried that a first Latino mayor will be a disadvantage... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien citizen advisory boards

Volunteers needed to serve on Burien citizen advisory boards

Applications are being accepted for openings on the following Burien City Council citizen advisory boards: Human Services Commission Parks & Recreation Board (residency required) Planning Commission... [Read more]

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

City Council to discuss repealing Burien’s ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’ Monday night

City Council to discuss repealing Burien’s ‘Trespass Ordinance(s)’ Monday night

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, lawmakers will discuss whether to repeal Ordinance Nos. 606, 621, and 624, regarding Trespass Warnings on City and other publicly owned property. Commonly... [Read more]

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

The City of Burien is reporting that a small landslide has occurred along the southern shoreline of Seahurst Park, just above the trail and beach. As a precaution, the trail and beach south of the Seastar... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[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 Editor: I am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

By Jack Mayne After electing Jimmy Matta its new Mayor, and Councilmember Austin Bell as Deputy Mayor, the newly-elected Burien City Council turned to a potential repeal of a homeless tresspass ordiance,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

[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:] I returned from tonight’s City Council... [Read more]

LETTER: A resident’s open letter to Jimmy Matta

LETTER: A resident’s open letter to Jimmy Matta

[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 Jimmy, I wanted to write you personally... [Read more]

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s 1st Burien City Council session of 2018

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s 1st Burien City Council session of 2018

Here’s what’s on the agenda for the first Burien City Council Study Session of 2018 – set for Monday night, Jan. 22: Selecting a new Mayor (for a two-year term – will it be newcomer Jimmy... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader shares who he thinks should be selected as City’s next Mayor

LETTER: Reader shares who he thinks should be selected as City’s next Mayor

[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:] During the first meeting of 2018, the... [Read more]

VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson gives economic forecast at luncheon

VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson gives economic forecast at luncheon

On Friday, Jan. 12, Burien City Manager Brian Wilson gave a presentation about the City’s economy at the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Economic Forecast Luncheon. Wilson... [Read more]

FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

The FAA notified the City of Burien that they will conduct a flight test at Sea-Tac Airport Monday night, Jan. 8, 2018. The FAA says these flights will be conducted between Midnight and 2 a.m., using... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Colleen Brandt-Schluter to be Human Services Manager

City of Burien hires Colleen Brandt-Schluter to be Human Services Manager

The City of Burien announced on Thursday (Jan. 4) that it has hired Colleen Brandt-Schluter to serve as the City’s first full-time Human Services Manager. Her first day will be on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. “Our... [Read more]

‘Demand Change Now’ rally planned for Jan. 22 Burien City Council Meeting

‘Demand Change Now’ rally planned for Jan. 22 Burien City Council Meeting

A rally called ‘Demand Change Now’ is planned for the Jan. 22 Burien City Council meeting. Suggestions for the 7 p.m. rally at City Hall – which appears to be organized by former Councilmember... [Read more]

VIDEO: Re-live Burien’s wonderful Dia de los Muertos celebration

VIDEO: Re-live Burien’s wonderful Dia de los Muertos celebration

The City of Burien this week released an excellent video that showcases its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, held at the Community Center on Nov. 2, 2017. Here’s the video, which features an... [Read more]

Know someone worthy of ‘Citizen of the Year’? Nominations open thru Feb. 9

Know someone worthy of ‘Citizen of the Year’? Nominations open thru Feb. 9

The Burien City Council honors community members who make outstanding contributions to our community by presenting them with its annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award, and nominations are now... [Read more]

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

By Jack Mayne Three new councilmembers along with reelected Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta took their oaths of office Monday (Dec. 18) at the final Burien City Council meeting of the year. Following a reception... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 18) regular Burien City Council meeting: Comprehensive Plan amendments, Transportation Benefit District, some Proclamations and a reception honoring outgoing... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

A celebration for outgoing Burien City Councilmembers, as well as new/re-elected ones, will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. This free and open event will take place at City Hall, before... [Read more]

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Dec. 4) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released, and on the docket is Financial Policies, Budget, Comprehensive Plan, Parks PROS Plan, an agreement with Teamsters... [Read more]