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LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

LETTER: New council should pull Burien out of the Potential Annexation Area

[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:] I have a dream that one day our elected officials... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee & Chat is Saturday, April 5

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Community Coffee and Chat will be held on Saturday, April 5, starting at 10 a.m. at Dino’s Country Kitchen, located at 127 SW 153rd Street (NOTE:... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 26 at City Hall

On Wednesday, March 26, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., members of the Highline Forum will meet at Burien City Hall’s Council Chambers, 400 SW 152nd Street. The public is invited to make comments at the... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Burien City Councilmembers unanimously selected two residents – Maureen Hoffmann and Betty Olson Vacca – along with a local group – Neighbors of Seahurst Park – as Burien’s 2014 ‘Citizens... [Read more]

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Burien City Council voted to select as its new City Manager Kamuron D. Gurol at Monday night’s special session, held at the Burien Community Center…

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

The City of Burien sent out a notice on Friday (March 7) announcing that: “The Burien City Council will hold a Special Meeting for the purpose of authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for the... [Read more]

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

An estimated 60 local residents had an opportunity to meet the five finalists for the vacant Burien City Manager position at a Feb. 28 open house in the community center.  One candidate – Michael... [Read more]

Deadline to file amendments to Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3

Deadline to file amendments to Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3

The deadline to file an application for an amendment to Burien’s Comprehensive Plan is Monday, March 3 at 5 p.m. “The City of Burien annually considers amendments to the Burien Comprehensive... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

[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:] Hello Neighbors and Members of the Burien Community, Thank... [Read more]

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding 3rd ‘Community Coffee’ chat March 8

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta is planning the third of her monthly Saturday morning Community Coffee and Chats at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Geno’s Coffee Shop, located at 11620 Ambaum... [Read more]

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

On Friday (Feb. 21), the names of the six finalists for the City Manager position were released by the City of Burien. Residents have been invited by the city to meet the finalists on Friday, Feb. 28 from... [Read more]

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will review a presentation at its Monday, Feb. 24, Study Session about previous plans – last reviewed in 2008 – for a new Burien Community Center that were... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Citizen/Consumer Voice needs to be in new Economic Development Plan’

LETTER: ‘Citizen/Consumer Voice needs to be in new Economic Development Plan’

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: Burien’s Citizen/Consumer voice needs to be reflected in the new Economic Development Plan…

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates file for 33rd Legislative District, Position #2

Three candidates for position 2 of the 33rd Legislative District have already made filings with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission…

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it’s inviting residents to meet finalists for the City Manager position on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center…

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

BREAKING: City Council adopts zoning rules for recreational Marijuana in city

The Burien City Council voted 5-2 at Monday night’s (Feb. 3) meeting to adopt proposed regulations for the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits…

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee Meeting will be Feb. 15

Burien Councilmember Nancy Tosta’s next Coffee Meeting will be Feb. 15

New Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta, whose ‘Monthly Coffee Meeting’ we first reported about, will be holding her next one starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15…

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

City Council will consider Burien Marijuana regulations Monday

Burien council members will have before them for possible action at their Feb. 3 meeting three draft ordinances for regulating legal marijuana businesses in the city…

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

Marijuana Zoning on tonight’s City Council agenda

At tonight’s meeting (Monday, Jan. 27), the Burien City Council will review and discuss proposed amendments to the zoning code to allow marijuana-related businesses within city limits…

Burien Council to review new Economic Development Strategic Plan in March

Burien Council to review new Economic Development Strategic Plan in March

Burien business leaders – including members of the Business and Economic Development Partnership – will soon get what they have wished for…

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Your 2014 Burien City Councilmembers include, from top left: Nancy Tosta, Gerald Robison, Lauren Berkowitz, Steve Armstrong; (2nd row, L to R): Debi Wagner, Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar and Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

UPDATE: Evergreen Pool, threatened by possible closure, will remain open

The non-profit Evergreen Pool, which serves the greater Highline area, and which had been threatened with closure (read our previous coverage here), will remain open thanks to a combination of community... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

A Lake Burien neighborhood organization, along with individual petitioners, have filed an appeal challenging the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) approval and the City’s adoption of the... [Read more]

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New councilmember Nancy Tosta to start monthly coffee meetings Jan. 25

New Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta announced at Monday night’s meeting that she will begin holding monthly coffee meetings, open to the public and as a way to reach out and get feedback from the... [Read more]