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ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the docket for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are a hearing on establishing a moratorium on ESFs, discussions on the city’s Shoreline Master Program, Noise Ordinance and more,... [Read more]

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Life-long Burien resident Kevin Schilling... [Read more]

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday, March 4 was given the annual report by CARES, the city’s animal control and welfare contract provider. CARES director Debra George reported that the... [Read more]

Citizen of Year, CARES, Community Court & more on agenda for Monday council

Citizen of Year, CARES, Community Court & more on agenda for Monday council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular City Council meeting are naming the 2019 Citizen of the Year, Burien CARES Animal Control, a presentation on the Community Court, a moratorium on Enhanced... [Read more]

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

City Manager lauds work of staff during snow; appoints new airport committee

By Jack Mayne During the recent snow storm, City Manager Brian Wilson told the Monday (Feb. 25) Burien City Council that the city Public Works and Parks staff worked 12 hour shifts on and off during and... [Read more]

Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop will be Wednesday, Mar. 6

Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop will be Wednesday, Mar. 6

The City of Burien will be holding an Urban Center Plan Community Vision Workshop on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Southgate Masonic Hall (1004 SW 152nd Street): What will Burien’s... [Read more]

BEDP, biz survey, lodging tax & more on agenda for Monday Study Session

BEDP, biz survey, lodging tax & more on agenda for Monday Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session is a report from the BEDP, results from a recent business survey, discussion on the Fairness Doctrine and more. The meeting starts... [Read more]

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

UPDATE: City of Burien releases weather, road update

A weather-related update from the City of Burien, as of Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2019: We are getting reports of cars getting stuck in intersections and on roads. If you don’t need to drive, please... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to turn the City of Burien into a power utility

LETTER: Resident wants to turn the City of Burien into a power utility

[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:] Hello Friends, My name is Robert Richmond... [Read more]

Burien looks to create new committee to monitor growth of Sea-Tac Airport

Burien looks to create new committee to monitor growth of Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne The redesign of a Burien committee to oversee the continued and wide scale growth of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was initiated by the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 7). Given... [Read more]

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved a zoning map change on Monday (Dec. 17), a first step in Mary’s Place takeover of the former Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center to establish an apartment complex... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking public input on its website, wants you to take a survey

City of Burien seeking public input on its website, wants you to take a survey

The City of Burien is evaluating its website, and they want to hear from YOU by Jan. 7, 2019. The first step of course is to visit the city’s website and browse/search through it: https://burienwa.gov Do... [Read more]

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council began its semi-annual city budget discussions with a proposed biennial budget to replace the previous two-year one of $81.9 million with $53.5 million in general... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Community Meeting on its Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Southern Heights Elementary School. This free, open meeting will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. “The community... [Read more]

Cathy Schrock hired as Administrative Services Director for City of Burien

Cathy Schrock hired as Administrative Services Director for City of Burien

The City of Burien announced that it has hired Cathy Schrock to serve as its Administrative Services Director. Her first day was Aug. 20, 2018. “She possesses the unique combination of great interpersonal... [Read more]