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LETTER: Planning Commission ‘not looking to change’ number of condos or apartments

LETTER: Planning Commission ‘not looking to change’ number of condos or apartments

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by – and including the opinion of – a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The discussion... [Read more]

N. Highline Resident Lauren Berkowitz Announces Run for Burien City Council

N. Highline Resident Lauren Berkowitz Announces Run for Burien City Council

It was announced Thursday (March 14) that 29 year-old North Highline resident Lauren Berkowitz has filed with the State Public Disclosure Commission to run for Burien City Council, against incumbent Jack... [Read more]

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

by Jack Mayne North Burien resident Dick West wants to know why Burien city government spent upwards of $15,000 to clean up debris and trash from a foreclosed home at 11416 26th Ave. South (map below)... [Read more]

Planned Ambaum Blvd. Power Outage for Monday Night Cancelled Due to Weather

Planned Ambaum Blvd. Power Outage for Monday Night Cancelled Due to Weather

Seattle City Light is reporting that its planned power outage for Ambaum Blvd. customers, originally scheduled to start tonight – Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. – is being cancelled due to inclement weather... [Read more]

BREAKING: Lucy Krakowiak Elected Deputy Mayor at Monday Night’s Meeting

BREAKING: Lucy Krakowiak Elected Deputy Mayor at Monday Night’s Meeting

Councilwoman Lucy Krakowiak was elected Deputy Mayor of Burien for 2013 at the city council’s first meeting of the year Monday night (Jan. 7). She was selected on a 3-2 vote by her fellow council... [Read more]

JOB: City Seeking Graphic Designer to Create Quarterly Recreation Guides

JOB: City Seeking Graphic Designer to Create Quarterly Recreation Guides

The City of Burien announced Friday (Jan. 4) that it is seeking proposals from individuals or businesses to provide Graphic Design services for the City’s quarterly Recreation Guide brochures. The city... [Read more]

City’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Begins; Deadline is Mar. 1

City’s Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Begins; Deadline is Mar. 1

The City of Burien announced on its website this week that it is initiating its annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process for 2013, and that it will be continuing the update process it initiated in 2011. The... [Read more]

City of Burien Seeking Volunteer for Landmarks Commission

City of Burien Seeking Volunteer for Landmarks Commission

The City of Burien announced recently that its City Council is seeking a qualified volunteer to serve a three-year term as Burien’s special member on the King County Landmarks Commission. The deadline... [Read more]

CITY NOTES: Traffic Alert, Power Outages During Construction Projects

CITY NOTES: Traffic Alert, Power Outages During Construction Projects

The City of Burien posted two items on its website that Readers may want to take note of: CONSTRUCTION ALERT! – Right Lane Closure at SW 148th/1st Ave. S on Wednesday Eastbound right lane of SW... [Read more]

Most Burien Residents Say City Headed in Right Direction but Safety Is a Concern

Most Burien Residents Say City Headed in Right Direction but Safety Is a Concern

Click image to see larger version.. by Ralph Nichols A majority of Burien residents like living here and think the city is moving in the right direction. These are among the results of the biennial Community... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Burien’s Community Wellness Fair is Coming Sept. 15

SAVE THE DATE: Burien’s Community Wellness Fair is Coming Sept. 15

SAVE THE DATE: Burien’s Community Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Bur­ien Town Square. “This a fun and informative event, with free medical screenings,... [Read more]

With the 4th Approaching, Remember – Fireworks are Illegal in Burien

With the 4th Approaching, Remember – Fireworks are Illegal in Burien

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching (OMG it’s just three weeks away!), the City of Burien wants to remind residents that the sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited. “Violators... [Read more]

City Holding Hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 18

City Holding Hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 18

The City of Burien announced Friday that it will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 18, 2012, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2013 through 2018 Six-Year Transportation Improvement... [Read more]

Happy Birthday Burien! B-Town was incorporated 19 years ago today

Happy Birthday Burien! B-Town was incorporated 19 years ago today

Nineteen years ago today (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1993), the city of Burien was incorporated, so let’s all put on a silly hat and watch as our gawky late-teen city tries to blow out the trick candles... [Read more]

Most Oppose Annexation; Boundary Review Board Will Meet Again Tonight

Most Oppose Annexation; Boundary Review Board Will Meet Again Tonight

Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Three and a half hours perched on hard middle school benches and listening to overwhelming opposition to annexation of “Area Y” finally caused the 11 member Boundary... [Read more]

New Employee Latest In Unrest Surrounding Burien Animal Control

New Employee Latest In Unrest Surrounding Burien Animal Control

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an ongoing series on animal control in Burien. Upcoming articles will tell how King County operates their shelter and control system and another will be on the... [Read more]

‘Extremely High Water Pressure’ Reported In Normandy Park Friday

‘Extremely High Water Pressure’ Reported In Normandy Park Friday

The City of Normandy Park is reporting that there may be “extremely high water pressure” – here’s the notice they sent out Friday (Jan 6) at 5 p.m.: A resident of Normandy Park in the... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Sets Record Straight On Guy Burien Was Named After

Highline Historical Society Sets Record Straight On Guy Burien Was Named After

The Highline Historical Society has posted a very interesting article written by Earl F. Charvet (from research by Charles L. Thiesenhusen) on its website that sets the record straight about Gottlieb Burian…

PHOTOS: A Sneak Peek Inside Burien CARES Animal Control’s New Facility

PHOTOS: A Sneak Peek Inside Burien CARES Animal Control’s New Facility

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Burien’s CARES Animal Control Organization announced this week that it plans to move into a larger facility in 2012, in a building located at 909 SW 151st Street,... [Read more]

Burien City Council Prepares To Approve Adjustments To Biennial Budget

Burien City Council Prepares To Approve Adjustments To Biennial Budget

by Ralph Nichols Burien lawmakers are poised to approve adjustments to the city’s 2012 budget on Nov. 28, following a second public hearing on next year’s spending plan and property tax levy. The first... [Read more]

City Seeking Input Via Online ‘Healthy Burien’ Survey – Here’s Where To Take It

City Seeking Input Via Online ‘Healthy Burien’ Survey – Here’s Where To Take It

The City of Burien is seeking input from residents in an online survey “about your grocery shopping habits and if you ever walk or ride a bike to get around town,” according to the city’s... [Read more]

City Of Burien Releases Study On Ways To Improve SW 153rd Corridor

City Of Burien Releases Study On Ways To Improve SW 153rd Corridor

The City of Burien released a new study Wednesday (Oct. 12) that focuses on finding ways to improve the SW 153rd Street corridor, with hopes of it becoming its “own unique destination.” The... [Read more]

Larry Blanchard Leaves Job as Burien’s Public Works Director

Larry Blanchard Leaves Job as Burien’s Public Works Director

Larry Blanchard left as Public Works Director Sept. 26. by Ralph Nichols Larry Blanchard, who was Burien Public Works Director over the last two years, has left his post with the city. A search for a new... [Read more]

JOB: City Of Burien Seeking New Public Works Director; Pays $101-123,000

JOB: City Of Burien Seeking New Public Works Director; Pays $101-123,000

The City of Burien announced Thursday (Oct. 6) that they’re seeking a new Public Works Director, a regular full-time job that pays between $101,892 and $123,852, depending on experience. Former Public... [Read more]

City Seeking Economic Development Manager Following Dick Loman’s Retirement

City Seeking Economic Development Manager Following Dick Loman’s Retirement

The City of Burien is seeking to hire a “new, top-notch Economic Development Manager,” following Dick Loman’s retirement. Pay is $6,798 – $8,263 per month depending on experience,... [Read more]

Law Says Council ‘Non-Candidate’ Bob Edgar Will Advance To General Election

Law Says Council ‘Non-Candidate’ Bob Edgar Will Advance To General Election

by Ralph Nichols With “non-candidate” Bob Edgar well in front in the primary contest for Burien City Council, as ballots cast in the Aug. 16 primary continue to be counted, local voters want to know: If... [Read more]