Monday night’s (Mar. 16, 2020) Burien City Council meeting will be “virtual,” the city said in a Tweet Sunday night, with public viewing available on TV Channel 21 or online, due to public safety concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

In lieu of attending, if residents would like to provide written public comment (all languages accepted) to be read aloud at the Council meeting, they have two options:

    • Email public comment to [email protected].
    • Write your comment on one of the sheets provided and hand it to the city clerk at the meeting. (wait…isn’t this a ‘virtual’ meeting?)

“To protect the health of our neighbors, community members are encouraged to not attend a public meeting if they are feeling the following symptoms: Fever, Cough, Difficulty breathing,” the city added. “Public Health recommends that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others.”

Download the full agenda packet here (PDF file).

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROCLAMATIONS:

      • March 15 – 21, 2020: National Safe Place Week 5 (Councilmember Cydney Moore)
        2020 National Safe Place Week
      • March 2020: Problem Gambling Awareness Month 7 (Councilmember Pedro Olguin)
      • Problem Gambling Awareness Month

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT ON EMERGING ISSUES:

      • Executive Order: State of Emergency/COVID-19 Update
      • Selection of New City Attorney

BUSINESS AGENDA:

      • Approve Resolution No. 424, Declaring a State of Emergency State of Emergency Concerning the Outbreak of COVID-19 (Brian Wilson, City Manager) Discussion and Potential Action
      • Adopt Ordinance No. 736, Final Subdivision Plat: S 116th Street Subdivision (PLA 14-1052) (Brandi Eyerly, Planner)
      • Approve Resolution No. 425, Supporting the 2020 Census Goals and Ideals (Emily Inlow-Hood, Communications Officer)
      • Council Agenda Planning Calendar (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)