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Residents Appointed To Burien Arts Commission, Parks Board

Residents Appointed To Burien Arts Commission, Parks Board

At the March 28th Burien City Council meeting, the following residents were unanimously approved to the Arts Commission: Position 3, Shelli Park, self-employed artist, color/space designer, yoga instructor. Position... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area Residents Read The Declaration Of Independence

VIDEO: Area Residents Read The Declaration Of Independence

The mailman delivered our latest gizmo gadget (a state of the art Ultra Flip HD Camera) a few weeks back and we thought “what the flip should we do with this ding-dang newfangled thingamabob?” Out... [Read more]

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

Mike Martin Says "Welcome"; Burien's Population May Grow To Nearly 50K

by Ralph Nichols Signs around town declare it in several languages. But at last week’s meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, Burien City Manager Mike Martin kept the greeting... [Read more]

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

Citizens Speak Out Over Burien's Possible Annexation Of White Center

by Ralph Nichols Opposition to any expression of interest by Burien in an eventual annexation of the remaining North Highline Unincorporated Area was strident at Monday’s (March 22) city council... [Read more]

Will Burien’s Shoreline Master Program Timeline Be Extended? Meeting Tonight

Will Burien’s Shoreline Master Program Timeline Be Extended? Meeting Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s Shoreline Master Program will be in the spotlight again tonight (Tuesday, March 9) when the Planning Commission meets at 7pm to continue working through the details of... [Read more]

City Of Burien Will Conduct Census In Annexation Area Starting Friday

City Of Burien Will Conduct Census In Annexation Area Starting Friday

The City of Burien will be conducting a special census of the newly-annexed southern portion of the North Highline area between March 12th and April 25th. This area, which contains approximately 14,100... [Read more]

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Burien residents had their final opportunity on Tuesday night (Feb. 23rd) to voice to the Burien Planning Commission their opinions and concerns about proposed rule revisions in the draft... [Read more]

Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday, Feb. 24th

Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday, Feb. 24th

A public workshop for Sea-Tac Airport’s Part 150 Noise Study is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24th, from 5pm – 7pm at Mount Rainier High School, which is located at 22450 19th Ave South in... [Read more]

Live Near The Water? You Should Attend These Meetings Regarding Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

Live Near The Water? You Should Attend These Meetings Regarding Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

If you live near the water in Burien (or want better access to it), be it Puget Sound or a lake, you may want to consider attending some upcoming meetings both this Monday and Tuesday night at 7pm at City... [Read more]

Residents Air Concerns Over Library's Plans For White Center & Boulevard Park Branches

Residents Air Concerns Over Library's Plans For White Center & Boulevard Park Branches

by Ralph Nichols Although Puget Sound Park no longer is under consideration as a potential site for a new King County library, White Center and Boulevard Park residents remain concerned about the future... [Read more]

Goat Hill Residents Motivate City Into Action Over Speeding

Goat Hill Residents Motivate City Into Action Over Speeding


This map highlights the Goat Hill neighborhood where residents are upset about speeding cars.

by Ralph Nichols

Burien city officials recently decided on a combination of solutions designed to alleviate safety concerns of local residents by mitigating speeding through the Goat Hill neighborhood over the ridge west of Ambaum Boulevard at SW 130th Street.

Goat Hill residents have complained for over a year about motorists speeding along the corridor that, heading west, follows SW 130th as it curves into 16th Avenue SW to SW 131st Street, then goes to Shorewood Drive where it continues in a northwesterly direction through the subdivision.

Repeated complaints and requests for action from the neighborhood led to a meeting about the speeding problem…

Should Lake Burien Get A Public Park? City Says “No”

Should Lake Burien Get A Public Park? City Says “No”

by Jack Mayne

A small group of residents are continuing their efforts to have the city of Burien purchase for a public park a recently rezoned portion of the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center property on Lake Burien.

The area was rezoned last December, so the Dykeman Center can sell it to improve its revenue structure during the current economic downturn. When approached by the group calling itself the Committee to Free Lake Burien, Dykeman’s CEO said the center would not sell the land for a park.

Lake Burien is well known to long-term residents of the city but newer residents are likely to ask, “There is a lake in Burien?” That is because the lake is completely surrounded by private homes with no public access to it.

Under federal law, all lake shores the size of Lake Burien are considered public, but the sticking point is getting to the lake across private property.

The rezoned land, apparently for sale at some time in the future, would not include public access to the lake, which is vehemently opposed by owners of the property surrounding Lake Burien,

A flier by area resident Lee Moyer says the property should be purchased as a lake front park…

CASE Monthly Airport Issue Meeting Is Wed. Feb. 4th

CASE Monthly Airport Issue Meeting Is Wed. Feb. 4th

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4th from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Intern’s View: ’09 Resolutions From Your “City Of Burien”

Intern’s View: ’09 Resolutions From Your “City Of Burien”

by Josh Hart Hello people of Burien, this is your city here – I want to talk with you a little about what I want to happen in 2009. In 2009 there are many resolutions I want – no, need –... [Read more]

Residents Accuse Port of Seattle Of Lying About 3rd Runway

Residents Accuse Port of Seattle Of Lying About 3rd Runway

by Nicholas Wolfe The Port of Seattle committed “fraud” by misrepresenting its actual plan for use of the third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport until after the controversial addition... [Read more]

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Report From Tuesday Night’s Burien Annexation Open House

Burien Councilmember Kathy Keane shows a resident part of the annexation area. by Gina Bourdage Tuesday night (Jan. 6th), the City of Burien held their third public “Open House” meeting to... [Read more]

Monthly 3rd Runway CASE Meeting Is Wed., Jan 7th

Monthly 3rd Runway CASE Meeting Is Wed., Jan 7th

They say that great things come in threes (unless of course you live under the new flightpath and you’re talking about airport runways…), and this coming week is no exception, as there will... [Read more]

Highline Forum 3rd Runway Public Meeting w/Port Is Jan. 8th

Highline Forum 3rd Runway Public Meeting w/Port Is Jan. 8th

Not to cause confusion or anything, but there’s a second, very important meeting coming up Thursday, Jan. 8th regarding Sea-Tac Airport’s third runway (another residents meeting is scheduled... [Read more]

Got Garbage? Here’s The Latest Waste Management Updates

Got Garbage? Here’s The Latest Waste Management Updates

Garbage/Recycling provider Waste Management says that there will be NO pickups Friday, Dec. 26th in the Burien area, although they will allow “up to triple volume accepted next regular collection... [Read more]