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POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

POLL: What do YOU think? Two revised designs released for City of Burien logo

After two proposed new logos for the City of Burien were presented by Tacoma agency JayRay – and rejected last October – two new revised ones were released this week. The City Council will likely... [Read more]

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

33rd Dist. Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20 at Normandy Park Congregational

The 33rd District Democrats will meet Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Normandy Park Congregational Church for their monthly meeting. Doors will open at 6 p.m. “Join us for a potluck dinner... [Read more]

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

By Jack Mayne South King County will get more representation on the Port of Seattle Commission under legislation introduced this week in the Washington Legislature. The bill – HB 1999 – would create... [Read more]

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

‘Indivisible Burien’ group kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 9 at Elks Club

A new group called ‘Indivisible Burien’ kicks off this Thursday Feb. 9th at the Dawah Center on the Lower Level of the Elks Club; here’s an announcement from Organizers: Please join... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘I want the City Council to communicate cleanly…’

[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 Council Members, Breaking your word... [Read more]

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

BEDP candidates, tree retention, zoning on agenda for Monday’s council meeting

At the next Burien City Council meeting – set for Monday, Feb. 6 – councilmembers will conduct interviews with candidates for the Business & Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) Advisory Board,... [Read more]

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

By Jack Mayne A recent meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration regional office in Renton was a bust, and it is time for serious legal action to stop the recently increased noise from planes taking... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

Trump sanctuary cities order has no effect on Burien ordinance, city attorney says

By Jack Mayne Nothing in the recently passed Burien ordinance making the city an immigration sanctuary will run afoul of the recent order from President Trump regarding the punishment of sanctuary cities. Simply... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 10

City of Burien seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 10

The City of Burien is seeking nominations for its ‘Citizen of the Year,’ with the deadline set for Feb. 10, 2017: Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do you... [Read more]

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has agreed 6-1 to hire a San Francisco law firm to take the Federal Aviation Administration to court if the agency does not immediately stop changes in commuter jet... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Emily Inlow-Hood as its new Communications Officer

City of Burien hires Emily Inlow-Hood as its new Communications Officer

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Jan. 24) that it has hired Emily Inlow-Hood (pictured above) as its new Communications Officer, to “lead the City’s efforts to maintain open connections with... [Read more]

Nancy Tosta elected as Deputy Mayor at Monday night’s council session

Nancy Tosta elected as Deputy Mayor at Monday night’s council session

At Monday night’s study session, the Burien City Council voted to elect Nancy Tosta (pictured above from a previous meeting) as its new Deputy Mayor. As is usual, the method for this election... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien family takes part in historic Women’s March

Burien was represented at the historic Women’s March in Seattle on Saturday (Jan. 21), as the Kleitsch family participated – along with an estimated 175,000 others. This event is considered to... [Read more]

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

Election of Deputy Mayor, Quiet Skies, human services & more on council agenda

The Burien City Council will be holding a Study Session on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda is the election of a new Deputy Mayor, funding of and a possible partnership... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

[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 B-Town Blog – I am writing to express... [Read more]

Sponsored Post AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

The following is a Paid Advertisement from the Clean Up the Burien City Council PAC; it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:: Criminals love Burien’s Police... [Read more]

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

Courtesy local Artist Amber Nichol: It has been the responsibility of artists to accurately reflect society in the face of injustice. I am proud to be hosting this collection of art inspired by the hopes... [Read more]

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of the Writer, the following is an updated/revised Letter to the Editor. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline Public Schools takes first step toward new schools & safety upgrades

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold. The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8... [Read more]

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

By Jack Mayne A loudly clapping and cheering audience at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (Jan. 9) welcomed the 4–3 vote approving a revised ordinance that said city officials, police and... [Read more]

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

Sanctuary city, airport committee on agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Jan. 9) upcoming City Council meeting will be the idea of proclaiming Burien a ‘Sanctuary City,’ along with a new airport committee and partnering... [Read more]

Highline High School Drama’s ‘The Election’ will be Fri. Jan. 13 & Sat. Jan. 14

Highline High School Drama’s ‘The Election’ will be Fri. Jan. 13 & Sat. Jan. 14

Just when you thought election season was over, here comes Highline High School Drama’s ‘THE ELECTION,’ at the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14! In this... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

UPDATE: Burien’s ‘sanctuary city’ law improperly passed, says city attorney

By Jack Mayne The passage of the city ordinance that would have made Burien a sanctuary city and prevent officials from asking for residence and citizenship documents was not property passed and is null... [Read more]