City Hall/Library doors will now be left open when council meetings run late 1The City of Burien announced Thursday afternoon (April 23) that the City Hall/Library lobby doors will be kept open through the end of City Council meetings on Monday nights, even when meetings run longer than the 9 p.m. Library closing time. Recent questions – and a walkout on Monday, April 20 by councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Gerald Robison over locked doors – led to the change (read our previous coverage here). “To ensure the lobby is accessible and safe for all who wish to attend the City Council meetings, city staff or uniformed officers will be posted in the lobby area,” reads an announcement. Council meetings can also be viewed on Cable Channel 21 and streamed from the city website. “The City of Burien is a vibrant and creative community, where the residents embrace diversity, celebrate arts and culture, promote vitality, and treasure the environment.” The next council meeting will be a study session on Monday, April 27, starting at 7 p.m.; download the latest packet here (PDF file). For more information, visit www.burienwa.gov.]]>