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Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Former Burien Mayor turned police officer seriously injured in accident; fundraiser started

Sgt. Wing Woo – who served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui. Reports are that Woo and his 14-year old son... [Read more]

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

by Mark Neuman Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, announced Wednesday (Jan. 27) that he will run for Congress. Jhaveri told The B-Town Blog this morning that he intends to run for the 7th Congressional... [Read more]

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

[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:] As the former First Mayor of the newly... [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]

City Hall needs to be made safe for citizens, says city’s 1st mayor Arun Jhaveri

City Hall needs to be made safe for citizens, says city’s 1st mayor Arun Jhaveri

by Jack Mayne The first mayor of Burien is reawakening the angst over the “safety, security and well-being of ordinary citizens” that go to the City Hall and the King County Library. Arun Jhaveri said... [Read more]

Mayor Lucy Krakowiak announces candidacy for re-election to City Council

Mayor Lucy Krakowiak announces candidacy for re-election to City Council

Mayor Lucy Krakowiak announced her campaign for re-election to the Burien City Council on Monday, Dec. 22. Krakowiak, unanimously selected as Mayor on Jan. 6, 2014, has served on the council since November,... [Read more]

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

  Burien’s first mayor, Arun Jhaveri, was recently voted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hall of Fame. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual World Energy... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Longtime councilmember Lucy Krakowiak was unanimously selected as the new Mayor for Burien at Monday night’s city council session, while Bob Edgar was selected as Deputy Mayor…

Normandy Park Mayor withdraws from City Council race

Normandy Park Mayor withdraws from City Council race

by Jack Mayne Mayor Clarke Brant has withdrawn from the race for reelection for City Council saying it is “really time to retire.” The sole candidate in the Position 2 race now is Mike Bishoff. Candidates... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s Time for a Change’ in Burien City Government

LETTER: ‘It’s Time for a Change’ in Burien City Government

It’s Time for a Change Prior to the last City Council election, whatever the City Manager proposed was accepted and approved by the City Council Majority with few questions. City business went forward... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Can Burien Afford to Change Its Form of Government?’

LETTER: ‘Can Burien Afford to Change Its Form of Government?’

Burien has an elitist form of government that allows the least amount of citizen participation as possible-the council/manager form. Less than 10% of the cities and towns in the U.S.A. have this form of... [Read more]

Burien City Council Nixes Elected Mayor Proposal on 3-3 Vote Monday Night

Burien City Council Nixes Elected Mayor Proposal on 3-3 Vote Monday Night

Burien city council members defeated a motion to place the question of an elected city mayor on the April 2013 special election ballot at Monday night’s meeting (Nov. 26). Councilmembers Jack Block... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

Several days ago I called the Animal Control number for the City of Burien about a stray cat, with no collar, that has been living in our neighborhood for weeks. It was thin and devouring birds for food.... [Read more]

BREAKING: Brian Bennett Selected As Burien’s New Mayor

BREAKING: Brian Bennett Selected As Burien’s New Mayor

After being selected as Mayor, Brian Bennett and former Mayor Joan McGilton traded places... ...and Bennett ran the meeting. Photos by Scott Schaefer. by Ralph Nichols Brian Bennett is Burien’s new mayor,... [Read more]

Highline Mayors Say Local Economies Show Signs Of Improvement

Highline Mayors Say Local Economies Show Signs Of Improvement

Burien Mayor Joan McGilton. by Ralph Nichols Things are looking better in three Highline communities, the mayors of these cities said recently during their annual updates to members of the Southwest King... [Read more]

Shawn McEvoy Selected To Serve As Normandy Park Mayor For Rest Of 2011

Shawn McEvoy Selected To Serve As Normandy Park Mayor For Rest Of 2011

Shawn McEvoy Former Mayor and current Councilmember Shawn McEvoy was selected by the Normandy Park City Council this week to serve as Mayor for the remainder of 2011. The Normandy Park Mayor position... [Read more]

George Hadley, Former Normandy Park Mayor, Passes Away

George Hadley, Former Normandy Park Mayor, Passes Away

George Hadley, former mayor of Normandy Park, has passed away. He died at home Sunday afternoon (May 8), confirmed long time family friend Lee Moyer…

Resting At Home, Former Normandy Park Mayor George Hadley Says “Thank You”

Resting At Home, Former Normandy Park Mayor George Hadley Says “Thank You”

Former Normandy Park Mayor George Hadley at the 2010 Cove to Clover starting line. Hadley resigned from the city council in March due to a brain tumor. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Mark Neuman The recent... [Read more]

Burien’s Sally Nelson Appointed to King County Districting Committee

Burien’s Sally Nelson Appointed to King County Districting Committee

Former Burien City Councilmember Sally Nelson. The King County Council announced Tuesday (Jan. 18th) that it had unanimously appointed four members to the King county Districting Committee, including former... [Read more]

From Bombay To Burien: Meet Dr. Arun Jhaveri

From Bombay To Burien: Meet Dr. Arun Jhaveri

by Mark Neuman Picture a small boy in India, in the early 1940s, his family’s home being personally visited by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru themselves. Imagine that same boy, just a few years... [Read more]

OPINION: Why Does The City Of Burien Want To Reduce Its Transparency?

OPINION: Why Does The City Of Burien Want To Reduce Its Transparency?

by Stephen Lamphear Following in the steps of the likes of Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr, the city of Burien is preparing to reduce its responsiveness to public records requests. Here’s a screenshot... [Read more]

Councilmember Rose Clark Is Running For Re-Election

Councilmember Rose Clark Is Running For Re-Election

by Mark Neuman

I spoke Friday (June 5th) with Burien City Councilmember Rose Clark, who is running for re-election, Position No. 5.

As of press time (or in this electronic era, as of “hit send” time), Clark has no opposition in her bid for another four-year term on the council: