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LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

LETTER: ‘Why are citizens still paying newsletter printing and mailing costs?’

[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:] Letter to the Editor; Why are Burien citizens... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Costs Too High’ For Burien To Keep Moving Toward Annexation

LETTER: ‘Costs Too High’ For Burien To Keep Moving Toward Annexation

A Public hearing before the boundary review board is scheduled for January 9th and 10th. Some issues to consider— include the budget reduction…$400,000 below last year with $100,000 allocated... [Read more]

Highline School District Expecting To Save $40,000 In Energy Costs This Year

Highline School District Expecting To Save $40,000 In Energy Costs This Year

The Highline School District announced Friday (Sept. 30) that its facilities department expects to save “at least $40,000 on energy costs this school year by employing a new energy conservation plan.” The... [Read more]

Memorial Fund Set Up For Burien Baby Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

Memorial Fund Set Up For Burien Baby Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

A memorial fund has been set up to help cover funeral costs for Gabriel Arthur Pena, the 3-month old baby boy from Burien who was killed by a drunk driver on I-5 Sunday night (Aug. 21) near Vancouver,... [Read more]

City Manager Mike Martin Takes Responsibility for $500,000 Cost Overrun on Asphalt Overlay Project

City Manager Mike Martin Takes Responsibility for $500,000 Cost Overrun on Asphalt Overlay Project

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s recently completed asphalt overlay project ended with an estimated cost overrun of about $500,000. And, City Manager Mike Martin told The B-Town Blog Monday (Aug. 15), “We... [Read more]

King County Council Places Sales Tax Measure On November Ballot

King County Council Places Sales Tax Measure On November Ballot

On Monday (July 19), the King County Council announced that it had approved placing a proposal on the November ballot to increase the sales and use tax in King County, with revenue going predominately... [Read more]

Would You Pay A Vehicle License Tab Fee To Help Fix Burien's Roads?

Would You Pay A Vehicle License Tab Fee To Help Fix Burien's Roads?

by Ralph Nichols Will $10 – or $20 – vehicle license tab fees be coming to Burien soon? City council members agree that an ongoing street maintenance program is needed – beginning... [Read more]

In Attempt To Offset Permit Fees, Cove To Clover Issues Challenge To City Of Burien

In Attempt To Offset Permit Fees, Cove To Clover Issues Challenge To City Of Burien

The organizers of Cove to Clover, the 5k fundraiser race for the Highline Area Food Bank coming March 14th, are issuing a “friendly challenge” to the City of Burien, including councilmembers... [Read more]