Politics Section

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – should the Burien Comprehensive Plan be amended?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Letter to the Editor is a rebuttal to another Letter, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hi Aaron, Mary’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

LETTER: ‘Councilmembers have obligation’ to deny Mary’s Place amendment

[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:] To The B-Town (Burien) Blog Editor, City... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

LETTER: ‘Mary’s Place – why the City Council needs to approve this project!’

[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:] Honorable CC Tosta, CC Olguin and Mayor... [Read more]

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

Poet-in-Residence, budget, revenue & more at Monday night’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 3) regular Burien City Council meeting will be a live reading from Poet-in-Residence Raul Sanchez, a final public hearing on the 2019-2020 Preliminary Operating... [Read more]

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

Two hotel concepts reviewed by Burien Council in Monday study session

A proposed hotel would be located on SW 150th Street, just east of Chase Bank near the Transit Center between 1st Ave South and 2nd Ave SW. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council in study session Monday... [Read more]

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

Meet with Washington State Rep. Tina Orwall on Wednesday, Dec. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Community will be welcoming 33rd Legislative District Rep. Tina Orwall to meet with the community on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The location... [Read more]

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

Hotel finalists, finances, gun safety on agenda for Monday Council Study Session

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session are discussions on two hotel developer finalists, general fund financial plans, gun safety, an update on economic development and... [Read more]

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

Fox Cove residents still being helped by city; council urged to reject 5G cell service

By Jack Mayne Burien Human Services Manager Colleen Brandt-Schluter (pictured above) told the Burien City Council Monday night (Nov. 19) that the multi service center has visited tenants at Fox Cove Apartments... [Read more]

Burien City Manager releases statement regarding Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Manager releases statement regarding Fox Cove Apartments

The City of Burien on Tuesday, Nov. 20, released the following statement from City Manager Brian Wilson regarding the situation at the Fox Cove Apartments. Despite requests from tenants, the city refused... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students from WELS High give public comments at Council meeting

VIDEO: Students from WELS High give public comments at Council meeting

Students from Waskowitz Environmental Leadership and Service (WELS) High School gave public comments at Monday night’s (Nov. 19) Burien City Council meeting, and we’ve edited together their... [Read more]

Budget, housing & homelessness, Fox Cove on agenda for Monday Council

Budget, housing & homelessness, Fox Cove on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting are discussions on the budget, housing and homelessness consortium, an update on the Fox Cove Apartments, zoning code for personal... [Read more]

Burien’s ballot box ranked #8 in number of returns in all of King County

Burien’s ballot box ranked #8 in number of returns in all of King County

King County Elections is reporting that the Nov. 6 General Election resulted in about 390,000 ballots being returned through drop boxes during the 2018 General Election, with Burien’s coming as... [Read more]

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Gang unit, housing, homeless services & transportation part of new county budget

Burien will see an increased focus on reducing gang violence and creating greater access to community services as part of the $11.7 billion 2019-2020 County Budget unanimously adopted by the King County... [Read more]

Launch Party for Burien Youth Council will be at Community Center this Friday

Launch Party for Burien Youth Council will be at Community Center this Friday

A Launch Party for the new Burien Youth Council will be held at the Burien Community Center this Friday, Nov. 9, starting at 4 p.m.: Are you ready to get involved within the community and make a difference? Then... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Nguyen, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning easily

ELECTION RESULTS: Nguyen, Jayapal, Cantwell all winning easily

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns: CANDIDATES Legislative District 34 State Senator: Joe Nguyen (Prefers Democratic Party): 27,440... [Read more]

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

Burien Council rejects move to have new inspections of Fox Cove apartments

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council again considered on Monday night (Nov. 5) what to do to help residents of the Fox Cove apartments (located at 149 SW 160th Street), who are under eviction notices... [Read more]

Hotel, tenant protections, property taxes & more on agenda for Council meeting

Hotel, tenant protections, property taxes & more on agenda for Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s (Monday, Nov. 5) regular City Council meeting is an update on Burien’s hotel RFP, tenant protections initiative, property taxes, public safety and more. Download... [Read more]

South King County Candidate Forum will be Friday in Kent

South King County Candidate Forum will be Friday in Kent

Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! This... [Read more]

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

Council begins crafting new biennial budget, approves recycling ‘adjustment’

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council began its semi-annual city budget discussions with a proposed biennial budget to replace the previous two-year one of $81.9 million with $53.5 million in general... [Read more]