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Port pushes vast growth at Sea-Tac Airport but Quiet Skies says actions ‘deplorable’

Port pushes vast growth at Sea-Tac Airport but Quiet Skies says actions ‘deplorable’

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle briefed the Burien City Council on its plans to keep growing to accommodate by 2027 the expected 56 million passengers moving through Sea-Tac Airport with 480,000 annual... [Read more]

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

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... [Read more]

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

Parks cleared and potential new community center discussed by Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Police Chief Ted Boe told the Burien City Council Monday night (June 3) that all of the campers at midtown parks were gone while the Council also heard about a potential replacement of the... [Read more]

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

Parks, EMS Levy, zoning, fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council

An update on a pilot program for unauthorized use of parks, a Medic One/EMS Levy, zoning, fund forecast, fireworks and more are on the agenda for Monday night’s (June 3) Burien City Council meeting. Download... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers needed to serve on Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee

Volunteers are needed to serve on Burien Citizen Advisory Boards & Airport Committee: Applications are being accepted for openings on the Burien City Council’s Arts Commission (residency required),... [Read more]

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

Council gets first review of updated sign ordinance, approves City Manager raise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council reviewed the city’s proposed new sign ordinance, heard of a new citywide ‘First Friday’ series of community summer celebrations and unanimously voted City Manager... [Read more]

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

Burien City Manager releases statement on homelessness, camps in parks

On Monday, May 20, the City of Burien released the following statement from City Manager Brian J. Wilson regarding homelessness, tents and camping in city parks: The City of Burien has heard a number of... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Congressman Adam Smith (D-9th District) recently submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, highlighting the effects of aviation noise and emissions for residents... [Read more]

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

Transportation, vehicle taxes, First Fridays & more on Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting: discussion on the 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program, vehicle taxes, signs, a presentation on Burien First Fridays,... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Burien City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

VIDEO: Watch Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s ‘State of Our Cities’ address

On Friday, May 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon, which featured speeches by Mayors and representatives from the cities of Burien,... [Read more]

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

City of Burien starts pilot program to connect homeless to services

This week, the City of Burien announced a new approach to addressing unauthorized use of Burien parks and facilities. In an effort to make everyone feel welcome and safe in Burien parks, City staff and Burien Police will be taking a…

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019. The event runs... [Read more]

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

Proclamations, signs, homelessness & more on agenda for Monday Council

On the agenda for Monday night’s (May 6) Burien City Council meeting: discussions on the sign code, homelessness, Correspondence to the Council, Sound Cities and more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove: June Leonard Place Opening in Renton June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County... [Read more]

Update on City of Burien’s new Sign Code from Seattle Southside Chamber

Update on City of Burien’s new Sign Code from Seattle Southside Chamber

The City of Burien will be adopting a new Sign Code, and here’s the latest update courtesy the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: We are happy to report that the current update to the sign... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

On Thursday night, April 25, over 250 people filled the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien to hear a 2+ hour Town Hall on airport noise, health effects from increasing airplane traffic and more... [Read more]

Kennedy student Sarah Eykel serves as page for Rep. Eileen Cody

Kennedy student Sarah Eykel serves as page for Rep. Eileen Cody

Sarah Eykel, a student at Kennedy Catholic High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Eileen Cody (D-West Seattle), Sarah is the daughter... [Read more]