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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]

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]

LETTER: Reader shares who he thinks should be selected as City’s next Mayor

LETTER: Reader shares who he thinks should be selected as City’s next Mayor

[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:] During the first meeting of 2018, the... [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]

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

LETTER: Councilmember Nancy Tosta says ‘Thank you Burien!’

[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:] Thank you... [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 Re-Elect Nancy Tosta for Burien City Council

A message from Re-Elect Nancy Tosta for Burien City Council

From Advertiser Re-Elect Nancy Tosta for Burien City Council: Dear Burien – I’ve served as your Councilmember for the last four years. The very best part of this job has been the opportunity to meet... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmember holding two ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26

Burien City Councilmember holding two ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta – who is up for reelection – wants our Readers to know that she will be holding tw ‘Coffee Chats’ this Saturday, Aug. 26: There was a time I was doing... [Read more]

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon is Friday

REMINDER: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon is Friday

REMINDER: The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon is this Friday, June 9 at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. This annual event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is the chamber’s... [Read more]

Burien Council in dither over member comments included in meeting packets

Burien Council in dither over member comments included in meeting packets

By Jack Mayne A full third of the Burien City Council’s Monday night meeting was taken up by a dispute over whether a Councilmember should have made comments in response to a citizen’s letter included... [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]

‘Community Coffee Chat’ with Councilmember Nancy Tosta is Oct. 10

‘Community Coffee Chat’ with Councilmember Nancy Tosta is Oct. 10

Burien City Councilmembr Nancy Tosta’s next ‘Community Coffee Chat’ will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Grand Central Bakery, located at 626 SW 152nd Street in Burien. “All... [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]

LETTER: Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta responds to ‘Ray’s’ Comments on the Blog

LETTER: Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta responds to ‘Ray’s’ Comments on the Blog

[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’d like to dispel myths... [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]

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]

PHOTOS: Large pair of antlers spotted in the surf at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Large pair of antlers spotted in the surf at Three Tree Point

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these pics, of what appears to be a pair of large antlers floundering in the surf on the north beach of Three Tree Point around sunset on Sunday, Dec. 28: Anyone... [Read more]