Politics Section

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott served as a Page in State House of Representatives

Akayla Wolcott, a student at Highline Choice Academy, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sponsored... [Read more]

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

Fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban & more at Monday night’s Study Session

At Monday night’s Burien City Council Study Session, expect to hear discussions about general fund forecasts, single-use plastics ban, the city’s new website and more. An Executive Session... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking public input for future Downtown/Urban Center

City of Burien seeking public input for future Downtown/Urban Center

What will Burien’s downtown and urban center be like 5, 10, or 20 years from now? That’s the question the City of Burien is asking, and they’re seeking public input:Help us create... [Read more]

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

Council seeking potential changes to noise laws at night in downtown Burien

By Jack Mayne By a vote of 4 to 1, with Mayor Jimmy Matta and Councilmember Bob Edgar absent, the Burien City Council approved having the Burien city staff come back with potential changes in the city... [Read more]

ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

ESFs, Shoreline Master Program, noise & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the docket for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting are a hearing on establishing a moratorium on ESFs, discussions on the city’s Shoreline Master Program, Noise Ordinance and more,... [Read more]

Due to hate speech, ‘Sprit Rock’ to be removed from Highline High campus

Due to hate speech, ‘Sprit Rock’ to be removed from Highline High campus

Photo courtesy Highline High School Pirate’s Anchor student newspaper. Due to previous cases of vandalism – including recent hate speech that was painted over immediately – Highline High School’s... [Read more]

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

All are invited to join Congressman Adam Smith for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Tyee High School. “Congressman Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents... [Read more]

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

Kevin Schilling announces candidacy for Burien City Council, Pos. 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy: Life-long Burien resident Kevin Schilling... [Read more]

Gen. Barry McCaffrey to speak at Des Moines Normandy Park Rotary Mar. 13

Gen. Barry McCaffrey to speak at Des Moines Normandy Park Rotary Mar. 13

One of the U.S. Armed Forces most decorated soldiers – Four-star General Barry McCaffrey – will speak at an open meeting of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park at the 4 Points Sheraton... [Read more]

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

CARES gives report, Council okays moratorium on enhanced services facilities

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday, March 4 was given the annual report by CARES, the city’s animal control and welfare contract provider. CARES director Debra George reported that the... [Read more]

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT

REMINDER: City of Burien’s Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s rescheduled Tenant Protections Meetings start TONIGHT – Tuesday, Mar. 5 – at City Hall. In order to gather feedback about how proposed tenant protections could... [Read more]

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

On Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall, to “Denounce, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate” in Burien. Matta was joined by several regional community... [Read more]

Community organizer, Arts Board member Cydney Moore running for City Council

Community organizer, Arts Board member Cydney Moore running for City Council

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since our creation in 2007, The B-Town Blog allows residents running for local office one free post for when they announce their candidacy:Community organizer and Burien Arts Board... [Read more]

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Then-gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with then-Mayor Joan McGilton at Burien City Hall in 2011 before a walking tour through the city. Photo by Scott Schaefer. On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, Gov. Jay... [Read more]