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Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

The City’s annual Police/Crime Report, the ongoing search for a new City Manager (apparently none of the five finalists we’ve previously reported on are making the grade?), CARES Animal Control,... [Read more]

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

By Jack Mayne A group fighting the noise of turbo-prop planes over west Burien told the Burien City Council Monday night that the city has won over the Federal Aviation Administration for now – but... [Read more]

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

[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 Council Members, The Council Leadership... [Read more]

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting of the Burien City Council, to be held on April 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall: Public Hearing and Potential Action... [Read more]

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

The City of Burien is now accepting applications for its grant-funded rain garden program, which will install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. Participants in the program will... [Read more]

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

On Friday, April 7, our new Big Picture High School Intern Devin Otto met with and interviewed the five finalist candidates for Burien’s new City Manager at an open meeting at the Community Center. The... [Read more]

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Screenshot of Glen Morgan’s PDC complaint against Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. By Jack Mayne A conservative activist in the Olympia area is taking aim at Democrat office holders across... [Read more]

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting this Saturday, April 8 to review the five finalist candidates for City Manager. The meeting will begin bright and early at 8 a.m. at City Hall (download... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

LETTER: ‘I believe the Council Leadership is a menace to Public Safety…’

[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 Council Members, I believe the Council... [Read more]

Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting

Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting

The Burien City Council honored its 2017 ‘Citizens of the Year’ at a special reception just before Monday night’s meeting (April 3): From left to right: Co-Citizen of the Year Wendy Meyers-Wenger,... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (April 3) Burien City Council meeting (download PDF of packet here): Motion to Adopt Proposed Ordinance No. 667, Approving the Final Plat... [Read more]

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

The Burien City Council at Monday night’s Retreat (March 27) announced the five final applicants for the position of Burien City Manager. The firm Colin Baenziger & Associates conducted the search... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat on Monday, March 27

The Burien City Council will be holding its Annual Retreat this coming Monday, March 27, from 6 – 9 p.m. at City Hall. This retreat will be an open, public meeting. Please note however that public commenting... [Read more]

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

By Jack Mayne A letter from lawyers representing Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz says it would be illegal for the city to enforce a blanket ban or censure her for her use of social media during... [Read more]

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Homeless or near homeless from Burien and beyond urged for passionate concern and support while other, just as passionate citizens, sought relief from crime and the leftovers of drug addiction... [Read more]

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

City Council approves new employee to handle public records requests

EDITOR’S NOTE: An additional story – focusing on homelessness – from Monday night’s Burien City Council will be posted soon. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday unanimously... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

LETTER: ‘Your rigidly held personal beliefs are polarizing this Council into inactivity’

[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 Council Members, Your rigidly held... [Read more]

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

The Burien City Council rejected by 4-3 a motion by Councilmember Debi Wagner to add to the agenda Monday night (March 20) to change its rules to make it a requirement that all Councilmembers be personally... [Read more]

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

At the upcoming Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, March 20 – solutions to homelessness – including the potential of establishing a local Day Center – along with NERA, replacing... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. This version was edited and re-submitted on March 14, 2017 to correct some inaccuracies that were concerning to the... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

LETTER: Resident claims Burien’s Noise Ordinance violates First Amendment

[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:] Honarable Mayor Lucy Krakowiak Councilman... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]