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‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ has been rescheduled to Mar. 12

UPDATE: Due to weather and road conditions, organizers have rescheduled the ‘Evening with Austin Bell’ event to Tuesday, March 12: “In making our decision, we chose to look to the City... [Read more]

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

St. Francis 8th grader serves as Page for Sen. Karen Keiser in State Senate

Congrats to St. Francis of Assisi 8th grader Gabriel Hamilton, 14, who served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 21. Pages are sponsored by the Senator from their legislative... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

Merrill Gardens hosting ‘An Evening with Deputy Mayor Austin Bell’ on Feb. 12

ACLU Burien People Power and Merrill Gardens Senior Living will be hosting Burien’s Deputy Mayor Austin Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss his thoughts and priorities – and how citizens can make... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport main topic for Monday night’s City Council Study Session

Sea-Tac Airport main topic for Monday night’s City Council Study Session

On the docket for the Burien City Council Study Session Monday night (Jan. 28): Sea-Tac Airport, BEDP, Tenant Protection Initiatives and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., with a special Executive Session... [Read more]

VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson’s economic forecast for City of Burien

VIDEO: City Manager Brian Wilson’s economic forecast for City of Burien

On Friday, Jan. 12, 2019, City Manager Brian Wilson delivered an economic forecast for the city at a Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. In addition to Wilson, representatives from the cities... [Read more]

Burien looks to create new committee to monitor growth of Sea-Tac Airport

Burien looks to create new committee to monitor growth of Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne The redesign of a Burien committee to oversee the continued and wide scale growth of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was initiated by the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 7). Given... [Read more]

Sponsored PostAdvertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: 8 in 2018 The New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. I wanted to share some of my... [Read more]

Airport issues, selection of Deputy Mayor & more on agenda for Monday night

Airport issues, selection of Deputy Mayor & more on agenda for Monday night

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council – a special meeting on real estate pricing (perhaps for the new hotel), election of a new Deputy Mayor, city issues with Sea-Tac Airport and... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for 20 citizen advisory board positions

City of Burien seeking applicants for 20 citizen advisory board positions

From the City of Burien:Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy? Do you have expertise to share? Consider applying for one of the 20 open citizen advisory board positions! Citizen... [Read more]

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

Mary’s Place gets zoning map change as first step to allow multifamily housing

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved a zoning map change on Monday (Dec. 17), a first step in Mary’s Place takeover of the former Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center to establish an apartment complex... [Read more]

Adam Smith urges FAA action on Highline Schools noise abatement projects

Adam Smith urges FAA action on Highline Schools noise abatement projects

Congressman Adam Smith sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell this week, urging the agency to implement guidance in response to Section 1044 of the Fiscal... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]

LETTER: Shorewood Neighborhood Preservation Coalition re: Mary’s Place

LETTER: Shorewood Neighborhood Preservation Coalition re: Mary’s Place

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader, and part of a recent ongoing discussion about Mary’s Place. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Tell the Burien City Council to support affordable housing and vote YES’

LETTER: ‘Tell the Burien City Council to support affordable housing and vote YES’

[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:]Tell the Burien City Council to Support... [Read more]

Mary’s Place/Comp Plan, Budget, Art & more on agenda for Monday Council

Mary’s Place/Comp Plan, Budget, Art & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 17) Burien City Council meeting are the controversial Comprehensive Plan Amendments related to the new Mary’s Place project, along with the 2019-20 budget,... [Read more]