Tag: City Council

Parks encampments, climate and more on agenda for Monday council

On the agenda for Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting: an update on the 4-month pilot program regulating unauthorized use of Burien Parks and facilities, potential action on the StormFest interlocal agreement, discussions on the Sound Cities Association  Public Issues Committee, as well as climate and the environment, and more. PRESENTATIONS AND/OR PROCLAMATIONS: Update on 4-Month Pilot […]

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Rental housing, fireworks regulations & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting – rental housing policy discussions, fireworks regulations and penalties, a presentation on Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street. Download the full agenda packet here (PDF file). […]

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Burien City Council hears from residents about homeless problem in city

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers spent a majority of their time at the regular meeting Monday night (May 5) listening to 40 speakers during public comment period, taking up an hour and a half. Most of the speakers once again addressed homelessness problems in a city park as well as generally in the city. […]

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City Council to discuss, decide on action to repeal Ord. 651 Monday night

At Monday night’s (July 31) special meeting, the Burien City Council will discuss – and most likely decide on – what action to take regarding the petition to repeal Ordinance No. 651, the city’s ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance. A recent petition obtained enough signatures (read our previous coverage here), and asks that an ordinance repealing Ordinance […]

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Police/Crime Report, City Manager search & more on Monday’s City Council agenda

The City’s annual Police/Crime Report, the ongoing search for a new City Manager (apparently none of the five finalists we’ve previously reported on are making the grade?), CARES Animal Control, Economic Development and more are on the agenda for Monday’s Burien City Council Study Session. The session will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at […]

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Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended only three council meetings over the past 15 months. City Attorney Lisa Marshall proposed changes in Council rules, including one to accept and be guided by […]

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