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Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta to speak at PSARA meeting on Thursday, May 10

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta to speak at PSARA meeting on Thursday, May 10

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta will speak at a meeting of PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action) on May 10. Matta was elected to the Burien City Council in November, 2017, and was chosen as Mayor... [Read more]

Celebrate Burien’s 25th Birthday at Community Center on Monday, Feb. 26

Celebrate Burien’s 25th Birthday at Community Center on Monday, Feb. 26

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY BURIEN! On Monday, Feb. 26, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., the City of Burien will celebrate its 25th birthday at the Community Center. The City’s first Mayor – Dr. Arun Jhaveri, as... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

Jimmy Matta wants to be the Mayor for all of Burien, not just factions

By Jack Mayne The new mayor sat down with this reporter last week to talk about his views for the future of Burien and to allay fears of those worried that a first Latino mayor will be a disadvantage... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

[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 not the experience... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[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: I am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

By Jack Mayne After electing Jimmy Matta its new Mayor, and Councilmember Austin Bell as Deputy Mayor, the newly-elected Burien City Council turned to a potential repeal of a homeless tresspass ordiance,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

LETTER: ‘I returned from tonight’s City Council with a feeling of concern…’

[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:] I returned from tonight’s City Council... [Read more]

Jimmy Matta elected as Burien’s first Latinx Mayor at Monday’s Study Session

Jimmy Matta elected as Burien’s first Latinx Mayor at Monday’s Study Session

The Burien City Council at its first meeting of 2018 elected new Councilmember Jimmy Matta as its Mayor, replacing Lucy Krakowiak. Matta is the City’s first Latinx Mayor in the City’s 25-year history…

LETTER: A resident’s open letter to Jimmy Matta

LETTER: A resident’s open letter to Jimmy Matta

[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 Jimmy, I wanted to write you personally... [Read more]

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

Burien Council hears from outgoing members & welcomes three new members

By Jack Mayne Three new councilmembers along with reelected Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta took their oaths of office Monday (Dec. 18) at the final Burien City Council meeting of the year. Following a reception... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 28) certified the results of the Nov. 7 general election, and the final returns confirm what we called on Nov. 14 – the ‘Progressive’ slate of Pedro... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

On Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 14), King County Elections released the sixth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and we can safely call this race a sweep for the progressive slate. In 2018,... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the editor... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council

A message from Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council

From Advertiser Jimmy Matta for Burien City Council: My name is Jimmy Matta and I am running for Burien City Council because I believe our city is comprised of people with diverse demographics and we... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s first 2017 Candidate Forum

VIDEO: Here’s raw footage of The B-Town Blog’s first 2017 Candidate Forum

On Tuesday night (Sept. 26), The B-Town Blog held its first 2017 Burien City Council Candidate Forum at El Dorado West Retirement Community (an Advertiser). This first forum featured candidates for Burien... [Read more]