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Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council reviewed the city’s proposed new sign ordinance, heard of a new citywide ‘First Friday’ series of community summer celebrations and unanimously voted City Manager... [Read more]

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

On Monday, May 20, the City of Burien released the following statement from City Manager Brian J. Wilson regarding homelessness, tents and camping in city parks: The City of Burien has heard a number of... [Read more]

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting: discussion on the 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program, vehicle taxes, signs, a presentation on Burien First Fridays,... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On Friday, May 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon, which featured speeches by Mayors and representatives from the cities of Burien,... [Read more]

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

This week, the City of Burien announced a new approach to addressing unauthorized use of Burien parks and facilities. In an effort to make everyone feel welcome and safe in Burien parks, City staff and Burien Police will be taking a…

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019. The event runs... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers spent a majority of their time at the regular meeting Monday night (May 5) listening to 40 speakers during public comment period, taking up an hour and a half.... [Read more]

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s (May 6) Burien City Council meeting: discussions on the sign code, homelessness, Correspondence to the Council, Sound Cities and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove: June Leonard Place Opening in Renton June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County... [Read more]

Residents respond to survey about what type of place they want Burien to become

Residents respond to survey about what type of place they want Burien to become

By Jack Mayne A Planning Commission study shows that residents often looking for a place to have a meal, meet people and maybe enjoy a libation, the Burien City Council was told Monday (April 22) at their... [Read more]

Planning, housing, homelessness & more on agenda for tonight’s council session

Planning, housing, homelessness & more on agenda for tonight’s council session

Urban center planning, discussions on housing, homelessness & more are on the agenda for Monday night’s (April 22) Burien City Council Study Session. Download the full packet here (PDF file). The... [Read more]

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

After 16 years, Burien Community Development Director Charles “Chip” Davis will retiring from the city. Davis has spent over 40 years working in public service. His last day will be May 31, 2019. “The... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting is approving appointments to various commissions, various proclamations, a presentation on the LEAD program, the 2019 Comprehensive Plan... [Read more]

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

Mayor says voters must approve money for more police; teacher: ‘Annex not safe’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Jimmy Matta told the Burien City Council at the regular Monday (April 1) meeting that if the city needs more police officers, it would only come after the city asked residents to pay... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

The City of Burien Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall to receive public comments on proposed amendments to zoning code regulations pertaining... [Read more]