Tag: Financial

Burien Council Expected To Adopt Budget Amendments Monday Night

by Ralph Nichols Burien council members are scheduled to adopt tonight (Monday, Dec. 14) amendments to the city’s 2009-2010 biennial budget. The changes will adjust the 2010 budget to compensate for revenues that fell below projections in 2009 and are estimated to be lower than previously anticipated again next year. Unless there is a late […]

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Will Condo Prices Be Lowered Now That Burien Town Square’s Lender’s Assets Have Been Sold?

by Ralph Nichols With only five of the 124 condominiums at Town Square sold to date, more than five months after the grand opening of this complex in June, prospective buyers and those anticipating future downtown development in Burien wonder if condo prices might be lowered. This question has been raised in the weeks since […]

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Police Chiefs Voice Concern About Potential Impacts Of I-1033

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Police chiefs from King and Snohomish counties voiced their concerns at a press conference in Burien Wednesday morning (Oct. 21) about potential impacts of Initiative 1033 on public safety – especially in smaller cities. But they stopped short of opposing the revenue-limiting ballot measure. Public officials are […]

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Burien Receives $117,600 Grant For Shoreline Master Program

The City of Burien has been awarded a $117,600 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for its Shoreline Master Program. This grant is part of a $6.3 million award to 70 Puget Sound communities, and is meant to modernize local shoreline regulations. The neighboring city of Des Moines was awarded $133,000. “From the […]

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Burien City Council Expected To Declare Opposition To I-1033 Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are expected to declare tonight (Oct. 5) their opposition to Initiative 1033 – Tim Eyman’s latest attempt to reign in government spending revenue. At last Monday’s (Sept. 28) council meeting, the lawmakers agreed to place the ordinance against I-1033 on tonight’s agenda. Only Councilman Gordon Shaw demurred. If […]

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Sheriff’s Department Releases Rebuttal To King County Executive’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department sent us the following article Friday afternoon (Oct. 2nd), where he attempts to clarify budget cuts that will affect police officers, as proposed on Monday (Sept. 28th) by current King County Executive Kurt Triplett. Here’s Sgt. Urquhart’s rebuttal to Triplett’s announcement: The King County budget is […]

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King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

by Ralph Nichols It’s déjà vu all over again. Closed parks and pools, on top of program and job cuts, have been proposed by the King County executive to balance next year’s operating budget. But that was then, when Ron Sims was county executive and the 2003 budget was on the table. Seven years later, […]

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