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City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

A reception honoring outgoing Burien City Councilmembers Joan McGilton, Rose Clark, Jack Block Jr., and Brian Bennett will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular council... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I know Lauren, and she is a patriot in the true sense of that word’

LETTER: ‘I know Lauren, and she is a patriot in the true sense of that word’

[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: It is a shame that those... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Next Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be our second-to-last 2013 Candidate Forum for those running for Burien City Council, and all are invited! The free and open event will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election were released Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like it’s settling into solid leads for Lauren Berkowitz and Jack Block Jr. for Position... [Read more]

Packed house hears lively debate at B-Town Blog Candidate Forum Tuesday

Packed house hears lively debate at B-Town Blog Candidate Forum Tuesday

by Ralph Nichols Hopefuls for Burien City Council positions One and Seven discussed their views on a variety of issues at a candidates’ forum presented by the B-Town Blog at the ERAC building on Tuesday... [Read more]

Jack Block Jr. officially announces his bid for re-election to Burien City Council

Jack Block Jr. officially announces his bid for re-election to Burien City Council

Jack Block Jr. on Tuesday (May 28) officially announced his bid for re-election to the Burien City Council. “Burien’s citizens have an important choice to make this election: maintain the present... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

It’s the second day of the filing season for the 2013 election (the deadline is this Friday, May 17), and two new candidates have appeared on the radar for seats on the Burien City Council: Position... [Read more]

Burien Council Censures Jack Block Jr. for Facebook Photo Posting

Burien Council Censures Jack Block Jr. for Facebook Photo Posting

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Councilmembers voted to censure Councilman Jack Block Jr. at Monday night’s meeting (March 18). Mayor Brian Bennett and Councilmembers Rose Clark, Joan McGilton and Gerald... [Read more]

LETTER: Jack Block Jr. Responds to Deputy Mayor Rose Clark

LETTER: Jack Block Jr. Responds to Deputy Mayor Rose Clark

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was read by Burien City Councilmember Jack Block Jr. at Monday night’s (Dec. 3) meeting:] Response to Deputy Mayor Clark: At the November 26th Deputy Mayor... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

LETTER: Councilmember ‘Concerned that the Issue of Annexation is Not Settled’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter addressed to city attorney Craig Knutson was shared with us by Burien City Councilmember Jack Block Jr.:] Dear Mr. Knutson, Despite a 2-1 rejection by the citizens... [Read more]

VIDEO ADDED: Council Meeting Adjourned Early as Jack Block Jr. Gets Blocked

VIDEO ADDED: Council Meeting Adjourned Early as Jack Block Jr. Gets Blocked

UPDATE 11/20/12 9 p.m.: Video from Monday night’s controversial city council meeting has been added (thanks to Pat Lemoine), showing Jack Block Jr.’s motions, as well as responses from Gerald... [Read more]

Vote to Keep Annexation Off Nov. Ballot Echoes at Monday’s Council Meeting

Vote to Keep Annexation Off Nov. Ballot Echoes at Monday’s Council Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Echoes of the Burien City Council’s recent vote rejecting an 11th-hour attempt to pull annexation from the November ballot reverberated at their Aug. 20 meeting. Councilwoman Rose Clark,... [Read more]

Councilmember Says Burien Residents Are Overpaying Seattle City Light

Councilmember Says Burien Residents Are Overpaying Seattle City Light

by Ralph Nichols Seattle City Light is charging Burien and other suburban ratepayers – residential and commercial – more than it costs the utility to provide their electricity. And, says Burien City... [Read more]

Jack Block Jr. Declares Victory Over Sue Blazak In City Council Race

Jack Block Jr. Declares Victory Over Sue Blazak In City Council Race

Jack Block Jr. with Manuela Horn, Burien's 6'2" "Yodeling Dominatrix" (photo from www.jackblockjr.com) by Ralph Nichols Jack Block Jr. declared victory late Wednesday afternoon (Nov.... [Read more]

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block, Jr., former Deputy Mayor and Councilmember, on Friday (May 15th) announced his candidacy for Burien City Council, Position 7, currently held by Sally Nelson.

Last we saw Mr. Block was at the April 27th City Council meeting when he voiced his support for City Manager Mike Martin, who was recently charged with a DUI, resulting in Martin’s amended contract.

“I was proud of the investments we made in our community in Burien while I served on the City Council,” said Block in a statement. “But I have unfinished business, and want to ensure that Burien is looking after our working families and their futures…”