Politics Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

The Burien City Council heard from The Seattle Times this week with what I would assume was unsolicited advice. Some might be surprised at The Times weighing in on the ongoing local dispute over a council... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

A celebration for outgoing Burien City Councilmembers, as well as new/re-elected ones, will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. This free and open event will take place at City Hall, before... [Read more]

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

Financial policies, comp. plan, PROS & more on Monday’s council agenda

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Dec. 4) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released, and on the docket is Financial Policies, Budget, Comprehensive Plan, Parks PROS Plan, an agreement with Teamsters... [Read more]

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

Ballot box at Burien Town Square was 6th most popular one in King County

King County Elections is reporting that the ballot box located near Town Square in Burien was the sixth most popular one in the county, with a total of 10,463 ballots dropped in it for the Nov. 7, 2017... [Read more]

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

By Jack Mayne The City Council study session agenda for Monday (Nov. 27) said that members were to hold a special closed session meeting for an hour before its study session. That special closed session... [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]

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

By Jack Mayne For at least the next six months, public comments will not be included in the Burien City Council’s regular pre-meeting packet, the City Council decided Monday night following the city... [Read more]

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC)... [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]

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

On Friday afternoon (Nov. 10), King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is continuing in a big... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

King County Elections released the third round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show some serious change – challenger Jimmy Matta is now leading incumbent Debi Wagner by... [Read more]

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

KUOW did a report on election parties in Burien Tuesday night (Nov. 7), and Reporter Liz Jones was apparently asked to leave a candidate’s party being held at Angelo’s Restaurant. “KUOW... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early returns for Burien City Council shows that there’s a split between the two slates running,... [Read more]

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved 5 to 2 a five-year contract with the city’s current animal control agency Community Resource Education Society (CARES), following a long discussion that... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

[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:] Editor – Chestine... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

[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:] Letter to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

From paid Advertiser Friends to Elect Debi Wagner: Hello Dear Friends, Neighbors and all Residents of Burien: I’m honored to have had the opportunity to serve you these past four years. If re-elected... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from paid Advertiser Citizens For Patty Janssen: Hello Friends, Neighbors and Burien voters, My name is Patty Janssen and I am running for Burien Council, position # 7. I am writing to you because,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

[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:] In response... [Read more]

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

The agenda and packet for this coming Monday’s (Nov. 6) regular Burien City Council is out (download a PDF here), and at moments it’s like reading a humor magazine, due to the fact that the City is... [Read more]