By Jack Mayne

City Manager Brian Wilson told the Burien City Council at its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 18, that he was proposing the addition of a Human Services coordinator to manage all future grants of $285,000 in 2021 in “a collaborative grant to support all current and future grants” with police and human services.

Rent, utility assistance
Also increased was $388,512 for rent and utility assistance and $23,000 for a portable restroom “due to city hall limited in-person hours.”

Set aside is a public works and parks maintenance facility increased general fund allocation increase from $7 million to $9 million and $500,000 for planning and $1 million for equipment and furniture.

The city plans to increase to a half million dollars funds set aside to repair the Seahurst Park Slide and $400,000 to remove* the Eagle Landing stairs.

Included will be use over $9 million to Moshier Park Field and restroom improvements, amongst other costs for a capital Projects reserve. Another $450,000 goes for the outdated Burien Community Center heating and air conditioning system.

Also set aside is $10 million for the Ambaum and H Line transit pathway improvements.

*CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to reflect that the city council voted to set aside $400,000 to remove the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, not fix them.

Senior Reporter Jack Mayne passed away in December, 2021. In his honor we have created the Jack Mayne Journalism Scholarship.