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Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI

According to The Seattle Times, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was arrested for a DUI Sunday night (April 19th) after his vehicle left the road and struck a ceramic pot in a yard in the 12600 block of 14th Avenue South in Burien (Google street view below).

Apparently Martin was found outside his car, “leaning forward and swaying side to side,” according to King County Sheriff’s records. His breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his speech was slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers.

The article goes on to say that Martin refused to perform both field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests, and that he was arrested. Under Washington state law, refusing to take a breath test results in automatic suspension of a driver’s license for at least one year. Martin may challenge the suspension or seek approval for an alcohol-ignition device on his car.

According to the Times, this isn’t Martin’s first run-in with the law – he apparently previously resigned as Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Kent after a 2005 hit-and-run incident.

Martin has been city manager since November 2006, and his yearly salary is $135,180.

We’re working on getting comments from both Martin and other city officials, but the Times goes on to quote Mayor Joan McGilton as saying that his arrest will be discussed at the next city council meeting on Monday night, April 28th, which we will cover.

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An Interview With Larry Phillips: “I Trump Dow In Spades”

by Mark Neuman The B-Town Blog spoke recently with Metropolitan King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who, along with fellow councilmember Dow Constantine are the leading contenders in the race to replace outgoing King County Executive Ron Sims. THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE: We asked Phillips who he regards as the best King County Executive since the […]

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Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (April 13th) Burien City Council meeting (link to PDF agenda here): PUGET SOUND PARK REVIEW: After receiving opposition from local councils and the city of Burien, the 5-acre Puget Sound Park will not be used for low income housing development. “We are roughly twice the rate […]

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Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (April 6th) Burien City Council meeting (link to PDF agenda here): LEVY SUPPORTS VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: A recent survey found that 50% of homeless men in our area are veterans. In 2005, the Veterans and Human Services levy was passed to generate funding to veterans, […]

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Notes From Monday Night’s Burien Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (March 2nd) Burien City Council meeting: THE PASSING OF DOTTIE HARPER: Dottie Harper passed away recently, and the Burien City Council opened with condolences for the passing of a long time council member, community activist and Burien’s’ first Deputy Mayor. Mrs. Harper played a pivotal role […]

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Notes From Monday’s Burien City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting was rescheduled on behalf of two Council members having personal emergencies. Without a quorum (the minimum number of required members for a valid meeting) the council could not officially convene. Presentations were allowed to be made, the first of which was from Dan Rosenfeld of Urban […]

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