City Council

Starting April 6, 2020, Burien City Council meetings will be held virtually using Zoom webinar software in order to comply with orders from Governor Jay Inslee to not hold in-person council meetings.

We want our community to continue to be able to watch and participate in council meetings. Learn more about options for both accessing the live broadcast and providing public comment.

About the City Council 

As the City's governing body, Burien's seven elected City Councilmembers establish City policies and laws, adopt an annual budget, approve appropriations, contract for services and grant franchises. City Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms; roughly half the Council is up for election every two years. All Councilmembers are "at-large" meaning that they serve the City as a whole as opposed to a specific district.

The City Council chooses a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from among its members at the first meeting of the new year following an election. The Mayor presides at Council meetings and represents the City at ceremonial functions and inter-governmental meetings. The Deputy Mayor presides in the Mayor's absence.

Council Roundups

2019 Council Roundups

Notice of Disclosure

The City of Burien will enter all comments received into the public record and may make these comments, and any attachments or other supporting materials, available unchanged, including any business or personal information (name, email address, phone, etc.) that you provide available for public review. This information may be released on the City’s website. Comments received are part of the public record and subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.

Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not wish to be made public, including name and contact information.