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SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol – who was unexpectedly ousted by the City Council on Sept. 26, 2016 – announced Monday (Feb. 27) that he has taken a new job with Sound Transit. Gurol will... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneEditorialGurol093016.mp3 What the blazes is going on... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Councilmember shares thoughts on City Manager’s firing

LETTER: Burien Councilmember shares thoughts on City Manager’s firing

[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 Citizens of Burien… I’ve... [Read more]

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

PODCAST: Red Light Cameras coming; Jack Mayne on transparency, more

Here’s episode #70 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol fired at Monday night’s council session

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol fired at Monday night’s council session

By Jack Mayne After an executive session at the end of a nearly four hour study session, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday night (Sept. 26) to have the city attorney prepare a “separation agreement”... [Read more]

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance banning junk vehicles stored or abandoned on private property in the city, with Councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Austin Bell... [Read more]

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

Budget update approved by Council over objection that homeless are ‘overlooked’

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved changes midway into its two-year financial plan and budget over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz Monday night. At the Dec. 7 Burien Council meeting, councilmembers... [Read more]

City of Burien responds to ACLU letter on repealing ‘body odor’ Ordinance #606

City of Burien responds to ACLU letter on repealing ‘body odor’ Ordinance #606

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol released the following statement in response to a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union regarding the recently adopted Trespass Ordinance #606 (read our previous... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Burien has a new, positive approach to government

ANALYSIS: Burien has a new, positive approach to government

by Jack Mayne If you have not attended a Burien City Council meeting or watched the televised sessions for a while, you need to take a new look. The whole meeting atmosphere has changed from rigid and bristling non-information…

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

PHOTO: City Council & City Manager do team building exercises at retreat

BTB Reader Robbie Howell sent us the following photo she took of the Burien City Council, along with new City Manager Kamuron Gurol, at the team building retreat held on Saturday, May 17: From left to... [Read more]