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City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

City of Burien seeking input on new Downtown Mobility Plan

How do you get around Downtown Burien? The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and they want to hear from residents. “The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [Read more]

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

by Scott Schaefer The first-ever monthly ‘Happy Hour’ for the new Burien Film Office premiered to a packed house at the Tin Theater Tuesday night (Feb. 2), with over 50 film and arts enthusiasts... [Read more]

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for the City of Burien’s annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award are now open, with a deadline of Feb. 12. Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do... [Read more]

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

Burien Council hires help for strategic planning; new city website coming

by Jack Mayne It was help hiring night at the Burien City Council monthly study session Monday (Jan. 25) night with approval for spending $60,000 for facilitating strategic planning and $75,000 for a... [Read more]

City of Burien receives award for its Comprehensive Annual Finance Report

City of Burien receives award for its Comprehensive Annual Finance Report

Last week, the City of Burien was notified that it is a recipient of a ‘Certificate of Achievement for Excellence’ award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States... [Read more]

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

[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:] As the former First Mayor of the newly... [Read more]

Burien Athletic Fields available for spring and summer use

Burien Athletic Fields available for spring and summer use

The City of Burien is currently accepting applications for spring and summer field use at Moshier and Chelsea Park’s baseball and softball fields. To learn more about availability and application process,... [Read more]

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

Burien Council told school graduation rate higher; considers city rebranding

by Jack Mayne After a split vote reelecting Lucy Krakowiak to remain Mayor, the Burien City Council heard Highline Public Schools superintendent say over 70 percent of seniors now graduate and that fewer... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘How are we going to make Burien safer?’

[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:] Each region of Burien has a unique public... [Read more]

City of Burien accepting new requests for 2016 Comprehensive Plan

City of Burien accepting new requests for 2016 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Burien announced that it is accepting new requests to be considered during the 2016 Comprehensive Plan docketing process. The application period runs from Jan. 1 to 5 p.m. on March 1. From... [Read more]

Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

Mudslide victim tells B-Town Blog ‘it was like a runaway locomotive’ + how to help

This photo, taken from the water by South King Fire & Rescue, shows the devastation a powerful mudslide caused on Dec. 8. The white Jeep underwater belongs to Greg’s 74-year old Mom. by Scott... [Read more]

Burien City Council changes truck routes, discusses youth council, fireworks, pot

Burien City Council changes truck routes, discusses youth council, fireworks, pot

by Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting was the last one of the year, the last one for Councilmember Gerald Robison and the shortest meeting in a long time – less than two hours... [Read more]

City of Burien honors outgoing city councilmember Gerald Robison

City of Burien honors outgoing city councilmember Gerald Robison

Before Monday night’s (Dec. 21) city council meeting, the City of Burien recognized Councilmember Gerald “Jerry” Robison for his service to the Council by issuing a proclamation in his honor... [Read more]

Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Geotechnical report on mudslide released; evacuation for 2 homes still in effect

Photo courtesy South King Fire & Rescue. Click image to see larger version. On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17), the City of Burien received a geotechnical report on the state of the Dec. 8 mudslide... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident writes open Letter to new City Councilmember Austin Bell

LETTER: Resident writes open Letter to new City Councilmember Austin Bell

[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 Mr. Bell: Although I did not cast... [Read more]

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

The City of Burien released an update Friday morning (Dec. 11) on Tuesday night’s mudslide, stating that reports from the area indicate that the toe of the slide is still moving, though at a very... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on an amendment proposed by Burien to the city’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The change would incorporate Burien’s updated critical... [Read more]

UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE 2: Mudslide victims allowed to retrieve belongings Thursday morning

UPDATE THURSDAY, DEC. 10 12:30 p.m.: On Thursday morning (Dec. 10), City of Burien officials allowed residents who were evacuated from four of the five homes along Standring Lane to return to the area... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

Photos courtesy City of Burien UPDATE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 4:40 p.m.: The City of Burien has worked throughout the day with geotechnical specialists to assess conditions at the site of the mudslide that... [Read more]

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved changes midway into its two-year financial plan and budget over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz Monday night. At the Dec. 7 Burien Council meeting, councilmembers... [Read more]

Activist requests public records from all cities in King County, including Burien

Activist requests public records from all cities in King County, including Burien

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Screenshot of Tim Clemans’ new insideyourgovernment.com website. Tim Clemans @tandrewclemans by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told Thursday night... [Read more]

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

LETTER: City Council Candidate Darla Green concedes, thanks supporters

[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 Burien Voter, Friends and Neighbors, It... [Read more]

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

The City of Burien is asking residents and business owners to take part in a new survey, as part of its new Burien Branding Initiative. As we previously reported, the city is spending up to $149,300... [Read more]

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

by Jack Mayne Once controversial, the CARES Animal Control agency told the Burien City Council they now handle all calls about cats where once they did not, and one Councilmember said they “have done... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

ANALYSIS: Are unions trying to buy Burien’s City Council election?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.: Analysis by Jack Mayne For the past few years, Burien’s City Council elections have been a bit more contentious with two sides (or... [Read more]

Goodwill training helps needy Burien residents get, keep jobs, Council told

Goodwill training helps needy Burien residents get, keep jobs, Council told

by Jack Mayne Training people in need to get and keep a job is a major focus of the Burien office for Seattle Goodwill and its work is constrained only by the size of its local facility, the Burien City... [Read more]