Tag: ordinance 651

Berkowitz filibuster forces Council to delay sending sanctuary ordinance to voters

By Jack Mayne In what many felt was a weird Burien City Council special session Monday night, the Council finally adjourned at 10:38 p.m. despite a legal requirement that the Council either rescind Burien’s sanctuary ordinance or send it to the November ballot. Outgoing Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz launched into a 20-minute filibuster at 10:15, and […]

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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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Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there were a sufficient number of signatures to move forward. Of the 4,953 signatures that were compared against those on file with the County, […]

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More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Ordinance 651.” The Burien City Clerk delivered the signed petitions to King County Elections at noon, the City announced. It is unknown at this time how many additional signatures […]

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Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

On Friday (July 14), King County Elections determined that the Petition to Repeal Burien’s Ordinance No. 651 contained an insufficient number of signatures to move forward – so far. All 4,181 petition signatures submitted were compared against voter registration signatures and address information on file with the County Election office, and of those, 3,119 were […]

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City of Burien receives petition seeking repeal of ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance #651

On Friday, July 7, 2017, the City of Burien received an initiative petition asking to place on a ballot the repeal of Burien Ordinance No. 651. The “immigration status ordinance” directs Burien City staff and law enforcement personnel to not inquire about immigration status or religious affiliation. This new petition asks that an ordinance repealing […]

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