Politics Section

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne Spending money is always of great concern to Burien taxpayers, especially when the city simply does not have a lot of available... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘School Construction Assistance Program … is in dire need of reform’

LETTER: ‘School Construction Assistance Program … is in dire need of reform’

[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:] Of note from an article in the Seattle... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]

Citizen representatives appointed to commissions, boards by City Council

Citizen representatives appointed to commissions, boards by City Council

The Burien City Council on Monday (March 16) appointed citizen representatives to several city commissions and boards. Shelley Brittingham, Alistair Christopherson, Erik Christopherson, Dane C. Johnson... [Read more]

Burien City Council endorses grant request to save Bel-R Greenhouses

Burien City Council endorses grant request to save Bel-R Greenhouses

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has voted to become a partner in seeking a grant to save and develop the Bel-R Greenhouses in northeast... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned with Councilmember’s use of social media

LETTER: Resident concerned with Councilmember’s use of social media

[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:] Currently, Burien has a sitting councilmember... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools Bond?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools Bond?’

[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:] What about a new Highline Schools Bond? A... [Read more]

Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson’s telephone town hall for 33rd District is March 25

Keiser, Orwall, Gregerson’s telephone town hall for 33rd District is March 25

Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Tina Orwall and Rep. Mia Gregerson will host a telephone town hall for 33rd Legislative District residents from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. At that time, constituents in... [Read more]

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

After the resignation of Susan Goding, the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3…

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]

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Page 1 of a draft of Ordinance 621, a revision of Burien’s controversial “Body Odor” trespass ordinance. A protest against the city’s Ordinance #606 (now #621), which affects homeless... [Read more]

Think Global, Act Local – noted Israeli Peace activist to speak Saturday

Think Global, Act Local – noted Israeli Peace activist to speak Saturday

Nitsan Joy Gordon has been working for over 20 years toward peace in the Middle East through her unique program called “Together Beyond Words,” which will be presented at St. Luke’s... [Read more]

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as the appointed Mayor of SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

Have YOU voted on the school levy/bond yet? Ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 10, and can be dropped off locally at a ballot box near Burien City Hall/Town Square on the corner of SW 152nd Street and 5th Place... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest paid Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on... [Read more]

Burien dogs bark their thanks, give $15,000 to city at council meeting

Burien dogs bark their thanks, give $15,000 to city at council meeting

Photo courtesy City of Burien. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council went to the dogs again Monday night (Feb. 2) when Kellie Bassen, chair of the B-Town Dog Owners Group (D.O.G.) gave the city a $15,000... [Read more]

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Numerous anti-school bond signs defaced, tampered with overnight

Seems that just before every election, political signs get defaced, removed or destroyed – and that’s just what happened overnight Tuesday (Jan. 27), as numerous anti-school bond signs were tampered... [Read more]

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

by Jack Mayne In one of the shorter meetings of recent past, the Burien City Council decided at Monday’s (Jan. 26) study session that getting and keeping businesses in the city is the most important... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

LETTER: ‘Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my!’

[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:] Rats, Feces and Mold, oh my! If the Evergreen... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident critiques the Burien City Council’s recent retreat

LETTER: Resident critiques the Burien City Council’s recent retreat

[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: The Burien City... [Read more]

The Burien City Council will be going to the dogs – again – on Monday, Feb. 2

The Burien City Council will be going to the dogs – again – on Monday, Feb. 2

The Burien City Council is going to the dogs once again – this time on Monday, Feb. 2. A few years ago (read our previous coverage here), city lawmakers were hounded by several dogs and their owners... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

[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:] WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? It is... [Read more]

Burien City Council holding ‘Strategic Planning Retreat’ this Saturday, Jan. 24

Burien City Council holding ‘Strategic Planning Retreat’ this Saturday, Jan. 24

The Burien City Council will be attending a Strategic Planning Retreat this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Shorewood Room at the Burien Community Center. The community center... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

[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:] Who should be held in Contempt? How does... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

[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:] January 14, 2015 Dear Highline Community: As... [Read more]