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Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

Community Development Director Charles ‘Chip’ Davis retiring after 16 years

After 16 years, Burien Community Development Director Charles “Chip” Davis will retiring from the city. Davis has spent over 40 years working in public service. His last day will be May 31, 2019. “The... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

Long, but mostly technical business session Monday by Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien Council Monday night (April 15) was one of those meetings where a lot happened, but it was mostly technical filling of committees and boards with new or renominated members, along... [Read more]

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

Commission appointments, LEAD program & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting is approving appointments to various commissions, various proclamations, a presentation on the LEAD program, the 2019 Comprehensive Plan... [Read more]

Local Dems holding ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday, May 18

Local Dems holding ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday, May 18

Local Democrats will be holding a ‘Solid Blue Disco Dinner’ on Saturday May 18, 2019: Come celebrate our Solid Blue wins in 2018 at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner This event is a fundraiser for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

Councilmember Krystal Marx responds to concerns about Annex Park area

On Wednesday, April 3, Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx posted the following statement and photos on Facebook, as a response to public comments made by a preschool teacher at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

Burien Police Report, more on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council meeting: a reception for ‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove, presentations of the 2018 Police Services Annual Report by Chief Ted Boe,... [Read more]

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

Planning Commission holding public meeting on Sign Regulations April 10

The City of Burien Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall to receive public comments on proposed amendments to zoning code regulations pertaining... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident opposes increasing housing density in Burien

LETTER: Resident opposes increasing housing density in Burien

[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:] Although I often read your Blog, this... [Read more]

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

Community leader Sofia Aragon running for Burien City Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Community leader Sofia Aragon announced... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Applicants wanted for Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table

Applicants wanted for Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table

Do you want to influence the conversation around Sea-Tac International Airport and its relationship with the City of Burien? Applications are open to Burien community members for the Sea-Tac Stakeholder... [Read more]

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott, a student at Highline Choice Academy, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sponsored... [Read more]

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

At Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session, expect to hear discussions about general fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban, the city’s new website and more. An Executive Session... [Read more]