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Lauren Berkowitz censured over use of Twitter in Burien City Council sessions

Lauren Berkowitz censured over use of Twitter in Burien City Council sessions

Screenshot from Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting during a discussion about Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz being censured for Tweeting. Note what the police officer is doing in the background. By... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Screenshot of Glen Morgan’s PDC complaint against Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. By Jack Mayne A conservative activist in the Olympia area is taking aim at Democrat office holders across... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended... [Read more]

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

Berkowitz lawyers say Burien can’t enforce ‘no social media’ during meetings

By Jack Mayne A letter from lawyers representing Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz says it would be illegal for the city to enforce a blanket ban or censure her for her use of social media during... [Read more]

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

Council votes against adding motion to require members to attend in person

The Burien City Council rejected by 4-3 a motion by Councilmember Debi Wagner to add to the agenda Monday night (March 20) to change its rules to make it a requirement that all Councilmembers be personally... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

LETTER: Resident upset about Burien Councilmember’s physical absences

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. This version was edited and re-submitted on March 14, 2017 to correct some inaccuracies that were concerning to the... [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]

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

From left to right: King County District Court Judge Mark Eide, councilmembers Austin Bell, Bob Edgar, Lucy Krakowiak, and King County District Court Judge David Christi. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Councilmembers... [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]

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

Burien P.D. says Twitter account hacked, inappropriate comic Tweeted

The Burien Police Department got into a bit of trouble Thursday for Tweeting out the following, sexually suggestive comic strip, along with the word “Truth”: Burien P.D. claims that their... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who authorized the removal of my letter from a public document?’

LETTER: ‘Who authorized the removal of my letter from a public document?’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: On March 25, 2015,... [Read more]

As a Tweet told you earlier, Burien Council outlaws Twitter during meetings

As a Tweet told you earlier, Burien Council outlaws Twitter during meetings

by Jack Mayne Months of rancor over a Councilmember’s use of social media finally culminated Monday night (Sept. 21) with approval of guidelines that permits a member to be censured if caught Tweeting... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about Tweeting & texting during public meetings

LETTER: Resident concerned about Tweeting & texting during public meetings

[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:] Letter to the Editor; On March 15, 2015... [Read more]

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

Tweeting, texting still OK at Council; citizen letters return to meeting packet

by Jack Mayne Burien citizens will soon be able to see again communications from the public to the City Council, and at least one Councilmember will continue using Twitter and texting during meetings,... [Read more]

Protest spokesman silenced by Burien Mayor; then a teaching session

Protest spokesman silenced by Burien Mayor; then a teaching session

by Jack Mayne The usual Burien City Council sport of hearing mostly Seattle-based homeless advocates damning the city for having approved two trespass ordinances they consider to be unconstitutional was... [Read more]

Homelessness issue returns to Burien City Council at Monday night’s meeting

Homelessness issue returns to Burien City Council at Monday night’s meeting

by Jack Mayne Whether a new ordinance criminalizes homelessness or not again returned to the forefront at the latest regular Burien City Council meeting. Four people who said they lived in Seattle and... [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]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘People of Burien be careful for whom you vote’

[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:] DISAPPOINTED Last night I attended the... [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]

N. Highline Resident Lauren Berkowitz Announces Run for Burien City Council

N. Highline Resident Lauren Berkowitz Announces Run for Burien City Council

It was announced Thursday (March 14) that 29 year-old North Highline resident Lauren Berkowitz has filed with the State Public Disclosure Commission to run for Burien City Council, against incumbent Jack... [Read more]