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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]

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…

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]

LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

LETTER: Resident concerned about encampments at Burien Skateboard Park

[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:] The skateboard park at 4th Ave SW and... [Read more]

Union Gospel hosts makeover event for 50 recovering men at Burien facility

Union Gospel hosts makeover event for 50 recovering men at Burien facility

Photo Credit: Sasha Reiko Photography @sasha_reiko_photography By Cydney Moore On Tuesday morning (April 16), Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission hosted the ‘Hope Springs Anew’ event at their... [Read more]

Transform Burien fundraiser ‘Journey to Transformation’ will be Thurs., May 23

Transform Burien fundraiser ‘Journey to Transformation’ will be Thurs., May 23

Transform Burien’s annual fundraiser dinner will be held at the Burien Community Center on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All are invited to join an inspirational evening to experience... [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]

LETTER: ‘Housing First is designed to address chronic homelessness…’

LETTER: ‘Housing First is designed to address chronic homelessness…’

[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:] Dear Editor, Food. Water. Shelter. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter needs male Volunteers

UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter needs male Volunteers

Here’s the latest update (as of Wednesday  Feb. 20, 2019) on Burien’s Severe Winter Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church: We will be open Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21,... [Read more]

Free ‘Homelessness Advocacy 101’ workshop will be Saturday, Feb. 23

Free ‘Homelessness Advocacy 101’ workshop will be Saturday, Feb. 23

A free ‘Homelessness Advocacy 101’ workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. – Noon at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. Here’s more info from a Facebook post: Join us... [Read more]

A first-hand report from a Volunteer at Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

A first-hand report from a Volunteer at Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

The following is a first-hand report of what it was like to Volunteer in Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church: By Cydney Moore It has been an amazing couple of days... [Read more]

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs Volunteers; here’s how to sign up

Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter still needs volunteers for overnight shifts, breakfast preparation, daytime cleaning, organizing and donation receipt. Please use this central sign up link to see... [Read more]

URGENT: Volunteers, Donations needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

URGENT: Volunteers, Donations needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter

Volunteers and Donations are urgently needed for Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter, being held at Highline United Methodist Church through this Sunday, Feb. 17. Here’s a call for help from Volunteer... [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]

LETTER: ‘Tell the Burien City Council to support affordable housing and vote YES’

LETTER: ‘Tell the Burien City Council to support affordable housing and vote YES’

[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:] Tell the Burien City Council to Support... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Letter to the Editor is a rebuttal to another Letter, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hi Aaron, Mary’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

[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:] To The B-Town (Burien) Blog Editor, City... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

[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:] Honorable CC Tosta, CC Olguin and Mayor... [Read more]