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Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

By Jack Mayne Port officials are making the rounds of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport neighbor cities to tell them there is a $750,000 fund to finance ideas to better manage changes coming from an... [Read more]

While Eagle Landing Park stairs may look open again, the city says they’re not

While Eagle Landing Park stairs may look open again, the city says they’re not

Last week, Burien resident Gregory Rehmke ventured down to Eagle Landing Park, where he discovered that the long-closed stairs appeared to be re-opened. However, these stairs – which were very popular... [Read more]

Communications, affordable housing & more on agenda for Mon. night Council

Communications, affordable housing & more on agenda for Mon. night Council

City communications, affordable housing, an update on the Town Square Fountain and more will be on the agenda for Monday night’s Special City Council meeting. Download the full agenda packet here... [Read more]

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

Council hears parks no longer overnight homeless camps; community marketplace sought

By Jack Mayne The Burien Parks pilot program to get homeless people to find other places to spend the night seems to be a success, Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (July 1). The... [Read more]

Parks encampments, climate and more on agenda for Monday council

Parks encampments, climate and more on agenda for Monday council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting: an update on the 4-month pilot program regulating unauthorized use of Burien Parks and facilities, potential action on the StormFest... [Read more]

Debi Wagner announces her candidacy for Burien City Council, Position #6

Debi Wagner announces her candidacy for Burien City Council, Position #6

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog has allowed residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Burien resident Debi Wagner wants to... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking feedback on its Storm Drainage Master Plan

City of Burien seeking feedback on its Storm Drainage Master Plan

The City of Burien is updating its Storm Drainage Master Plan – which was last published in 2012 – and is seeking the public’s feedback: The plan will guide where the City focuses its efforts... [Read more]

Join a discussion about Burien’s Urban Center on Thursday, June 27

Join a discussion about Burien’s Urban Center on Thursday, June 27

On Thursday, June 27, the City of Burien invites all to join a discussion about a shared community vision for Burien’s Urban Center at an Open House at Angelo’s of Burien: The City has heard to your... [Read more]

Port pushes vast growth at Sea-Tac Airport but Quiet Skies says actions ‘deplorable’

Port pushes vast growth at Sea-Tac Airport but Quiet Skies says actions ‘deplorable’

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle briefed the Burien City Council on its plans to keep growing to accommodate by 2027 the expected 56 million passengers moving through Sea-Tac Airport with 480,000 annual... [Read more]

Rental housing, fireworks regulations & more on agenda for Monday Council

Rental housing, fireworks regulations & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting – rental housing policy discussions, fireworks regulations and penalties, a presentation on Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural... [Read more]

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (June 3) that all of the campers at midtown parks were gone while the Council also heard about a potential replacement of the... [Read more]

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

An update on a pilot program for unauthorized use of parks, a Medic One/EMS Levy, zoning, fund forecast, fireworks and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s (June 3) Burien City Council meeting. Download... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers are needed to serve on Burien Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee: Applications are being accepted for openings on the Burien City Council’s Arts Commission (residency required),... [Read more]

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]