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UPDATE: ‘Armed & dangerous’ wanted man has been arrested

UPDATE: ‘Armed & dangerous’ wanted man has been arrested

UPDATE: On Sunday (March 18) just after 2 p.m., a Metro Bus driver called 911 to report he had just seen Isaiah Wisherd – a 20-year old wanted man considered ‘armed & dangerous’ –... [Read more]

Free class for waterfront homeowners will be at Community Center Sat., Sept. 17

Free class for waterfront homeowners will be at Community Center Sat., Sept. 17

The King Conservation District and the City of Burien are teaming up to present a free seminar for waterfront homeowners, on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Burien Community Center. “Learn how to enhance... [Read more]

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

On April 27, 2016, The Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved – with changes – the City of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. The limited amendment proposes several changes... [Read more]

City holding Open House for Shoreline property owners on Monday, July 29

City holding Open House for Shoreline property owners on Monday, July 29

The City of Burien announced that it will be hosting an Open House for its Puget Sound shoreline property owners on Monday, July 29, from 4 – 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers (400 SW 152nd St., first... [Read more]

Group Formed To Negotiate Changes In Burien’s Shoreline Plan With Ecology

Group Formed To Negotiate Changes In Burien’s Shoreline Plan With Ecology

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s five-member working group, which will negotiate changes to the city’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) required by the state Department of Ecology, has now been named. Appointed... [Read more]

BREAKING: Agreement Possible In Standoff Over Burien’s Shoreline Plan

BREAKING: Agreement Possible In Standoff Over Burien’s Shoreline Plan

by Ralph Nichols A compromise agreement that could end the standoff over Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) may be in the works. City Councilman Gordon Shaw asked at the end of the council’s Oct.... [Read more]

Salmon Being Caught At Three Tree Point; But Where Can Fisherfolk Relieve Themselves?

Salmon Being Caught At Three Tree Point; But Where Can Fisherfolk Relieve Themselves?

Pink and Coho Salmon are invading Puget Sound on their annual migration to breeding grounds in area rivers, which means that suddenly it’s really pretty easy to catch a decent fish (usually a Pink)... [Read more]

No Evidence Offered At Hearing That Larger Buffers Better Protect Waterfront

No Evidence Offered At Hearing That Larger Buffers Better Protect Waterfront

by Ralph Nichols If there was really any question about the primary focus of state regulators as they review Burien’s updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP), it was settled at Wednesday night’s (Dec.8)... [Read more]

Burien Homeowners, Ecology At Odds Over Shoreline Buffers At Hearing

Burien Homeowners, Ecology At Odds Over Shoreline Buffers At Hearing

by Ralph Nichols It didn’t take long for homeowners along Burien’s marine shoreline to have their concerns confirmed at a Dec. 8 public hearing by the Department of Ecology on the city’s recently... [Read more]

Ecology’s Public Hearing On Updated Burien Shoreline Plan Is Tonight

Ecology’s Public Hearing On Updated Burien Shoreline Plan Is Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien waterfront homeowners could hear for the first time at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8) what state regulators think about the city’s recently updated... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: Oil/Fuel Spill Spotted Off Burien Shoreline

READER PHOTOS: Oil/Fuel Spill Spotted Off Burien Shoreline

On Friday, Nov. 26th Burien resident Wayne Sykes sent us the above photos and following email about an oil spill that he spotted off of Burien’s shoreline, west of SW 152nd: Appears to be a small... [Read more]

Ecology Starts Review Of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program; Hearing Dec. 8th

Ecology Starts Review Of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program; Hearing Dec. 8th

On a day when parts of Burien’s shoreline were battered so hard by a storm that at least one house has been condemned, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) announced that it is seeking... [Read more]

Burien City Council Expected To Approve Revised Shoreline Plan Tonight

Burien City Council Expected To Approve Revised Shoreline Plan Tonight

by Ralph Nichols If, as anticipated, the city council adopts an updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP) for Burien tonight (Monday, Sept. 27), its final approval will mark the end of an arduous two-year... [Read more]

Burien City Council Likely To Approve Updated Shoreline Plan Sept. 27

Burien City Council Likely To Approve Updated Shoreline Plan Sept. 27

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members agreed on Monday night (Sept. 13) to place adoption of an updated and revised Shoreline Master Program (SMP) on the consent calendar for their next regular... [Read more]

Council’s Draft Of Proposed Shoreline Master Program Now Available Online

Council’s Draft Of Proposed Shoreline Master Program Now Available Online

On Monday (Aug. 23) the city released the Burien City Council’s “Public Hearing Draft” of the proposed Shoreline Master Program, which is now available online here. We encourage all... [Read more]

Two Views Of Council Decision To Retain 20-Foot Buffer For Shoreline Homes

Two Views Of Council Decision To Retain 20-Foot Buffer For Shoreline Homes

by Ralph Nichols Burien shoreline residents living along Puget Sound are pleased with the city council’s Aug. 16 decision to keep the existing 20-foot setback for homes and other structures. But not... [Read more]

REMINDER: City Council’s Special Meeting Is At 6pm Monday, Aug. 16th

REMINDER: City Council’s Special Meeting Is At 6pm Monday, Aug. 16th

Because of some recent confusion over start times, we’d like to remind our Readers that the Burien City Council’s special meeting on Monday, Aug. 16, will begin at a special time – 6... [Read more]

Burien City Council Dives Into Shoreline Master Program Review

Burien City Council Dives Into Shoreline Master Program Review

by Ralph Nichols Against a backdrop of requests for civility and respect – and new expressions of public unease – city council members took a preliminary step on May 3 toward a summer-long... [Read more]

"Where The Water Begins" Workshops Begin May 29th In Normandy Park

"Where The Water Begins" Workshops Begin May 29th In Normandy Park

The King Conservation District will be holding a series of free workshops for property owners who live on marine shorelines of King County, with the first one held on Saturday, May 29th at Normandy Park... [Read more]