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LETTER: Former Burien Mayor endorses candidate for City Council

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor endorses candidate for City Council

[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:] B-Town Blog readers: After reading the... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Mayor Has ‘Grave Concerns’ & ‘Strongly Opposes’ Districting

LETTER: Former Mayor Has ‘Grave Concerns’ & ‘Strongly Opposes’ Districting

The ward voting system under consideration by the Burien City Council would be a dramatic and serious change in the way we elect our city council members. Dividing the city up into tiny pieces would seriously... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

Several days ago I called the Animal Control number for the City of Burien about a stray cat, with no collar, that has been living in our neighborhood for weeks. It was thin and devouring birds for food.... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor Calls Gordon Shaw’s Mailer ‘Dirty Tricks’

Dear Editor, Candidate Gordon Shaw reached deep into his bag of dirty political tricks to send out a mailer that intentionally attempts to confuse the voters of Burien and to imply that his opponent Bob... [Read more]

‘Save Bella’ Facebook Page Created For Surviving Pit Bull From Burien Attack

‘Save Bella’ Facebook Page Created For Surviving Pit Bull From Burien Attack

A Facebook Page entitled “Save Bella” has been created to help raise funds for the family of the lone surviving pit bull involved in last Thursday’s attack on two women in the 15800 block... [Read more]

An Interview With Pit Bull Attack Victim, Former Burien Mayor Sally Nelson

An Interview With Pit Bull Attack Victim, Former Burien Mayor Sally Nelson

Former Mayor Sally Nelson in a 2009 photo. by Scott Schaefer On Monday morning (July 11), we had a chance to speak with former Burien Mayor and founding councilmember Sally Nelson, one of two victims of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Escaped Pit Bull Still On the Loose, Residents Warned To Be Wary

UPDATE: Escaped Pit Bull Still On the Loose, Residents Warned To Be Wary

One of the two pit bulls involved in Thursday’s (July 7) attack on two women in Burien is still on the loose, and residents in the area are warned to be ‘wary.’ As we reported from the... [Read more]

Burien’s Sally Nelson Appointed to King County Districting Committee

Burien’s Sally Nelson Appointed to King County Districting Committee

Former Burien City Councilmember Sally Nelson. The King County Council announced Tuesday (Jan. 18th) that it had unanimously appointed four members to the King county Districting Committee, including former... [Read more]

Sally Nelson, One Of Burien’s Founders, Retiring After 16 Years

Sally Nelson, One Of Burien’s Founders, Retiring After 16 Years

by Ralph Nichols Call her a Founding Mother. In fact, she was present before the “creation.” Sally Nelson, a leader in the community effort that saw Burien finally become an incorporated city... [Read more]

Original Councilmember Sally Nelson Will Not Run Again

Original Councilmember Sally Nelson Will Not Run Again

Sally Nelson, an original city councilmember since the city incorporated in 1993 announced that she will not run again for reelection.

In a statement, Nelson says she is “proud of the strong record of leadership she has provided at the local, regional and national level for advancing the many positive changes that have marked her service to Burien since she was first elected to position #7.”

She also said that she “remembers that the original interim city council met in a dingy, cold community center room for its first meetings and then moved to a rented space before acquiring the vacated bank building on SW 151st for its first official city hall…”

Brian Bennett Throws His Hat Into The City Council Ring

Brian Bennett Throws His Hat Into The City Council Ring

Burien attorney Brian Bennett has thrown his proverbial hat into the local election ring, announcing that he’s filed to run for the Burien City Council.

He has been endorsed by Councilmember Sally Nelson, who has chosen not to run for re-election.

Bennett joins former councilmember Jack Block Jr. as new hopefuls in this year’s race, which we’ll be covering extensively.

Bennett serves as chairman of the Burien Shoreline Advisory Committee, and has not indicated yet whether he will file for Nelson’s position…

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block Jr. Announces Campaign To Return To Council

Jack Block, Jr., former Deputy Mayor and Councilmember, on Friday (May 15th) announced his candidacy for Burien City Council, Position 7, currently held by Sally Nelson.

Last we saw Mr. Block was at the April 27th City Council meeting when he voiced his support for City Manager Mike Martin, who was recently charged with a DUI, resulting in Martin’s amended contract.

“I was proud of the investments we made in our community in Burien while I served on the City Council,” said Block in a statement. “But I have unfinished business, and want to ensure that Burien is looking after our working families and their futures…”