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Sally Nelson, One Of Burien’s Founders, Retiring After 16 Years

by Ralph Nichols Call her a Founding Mother. In fact, she was present before the “creation.” Sally Nelson, a leader in the community effort that saw Burien finally become an incorporated city in 1993, is retiring from the city council after 16 years. Nelson is the last “charter member” of the council still in office. […]

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City Of Burien Seeks Input On Zoning Designations For Newly-Annexed Area; Public Hearing Nov. 24th

As the City of Burien prepares to annex the North Highline “South Annexation Area,” most likely in March 2010, its Planning Commission is considering converting zoning designations there. The first planning meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 7pm at Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd Street (Suite 300). The second event will be a […]

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UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District

UPDATE WED. 11/4/ 5pm: The second round of election returns has been released by King County Elections, and with between 28-30% of the votes counted, Dow Constantine still leads with 58%, Jack Block Jr. with 55% and 76% voting NO against Burien’s Transportation Benefit District (sidewalks & bike paths) proposal. Also, Initiative 1033 is still […]

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Our Burien City Council Online Candidate Forum – Position #1: Sue Blazak vs Jack Block, Jr.

With the deadline to mail ballots for the Nov. 3rd general election just days away, we here at The B-Town Blog have created our own online forum which consists of answers to five relevant questions we asked each candidate for the Burien City Council. Here are the answers from candidates for Position #1 – Sue […]

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CITYNOTES: Burien’s Sales Tax Revenue Down 16.2%; NE Redevelopment Area Revisions Proposed

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members were presented with dismal sales tax figures from City Manager Mike Martin at the beginning of their meeting last Monday, Oct. 5th. Through July, the city’s sales tax revenue for the year to date was down 16.2 percent compared with the same time frame in 2008, Martin reported. […]

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City Of Burien Says: “Aquí Se Habla Español”

by Ralph Nichols Aquí se habla español. Translation: “Spanish spoken here.” And these words could be a message from the City of Burien to the members of its growing Spanish-speaking community. That’s because Burien recently added a Spanish-language phone line for people who call city hall (the direct # is 206-436-5556). Here’s an audio sample […]

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Larry R. Blanchard Is Burien’s New Public Works Director

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s new public works director was introduced to city council members at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 14th, with high praise from City Manager Mike Martin. Larry R. Blanchard, who will step into that role full-time in mid-October, has been public works director for the City of Kent. Until then, he is […]

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