News & Announcements

Council.
Hotel, Tenant Protections, Budget, Public Safety
11/07/2018
Council received an update on the hotel development opportunity, a new tenant protections initiative, and options for enhancing public safety. Council also discussed the proposed 2019–2020 budget.
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Burien Businesses Invited to Take Survey
10/29/2018
The City of Burien is conducting a comprehensive business survey to better serve our businesses and ensure their success.
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Recology, 2019–20 Budget, LEAD and Community Court, Legislative Agendas
10/24/2018
Council discussed amendments to the Recology CleanScapes contract, state and federal legislative priorities, LEAD and Community Court programs, 2019–2020 Preliminary Budget, and appointments to the National League of Cities and Sound Cities Association. The discussion of options to enhance public safety was postponed.
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Program Supports Healthy Urban Forests
10/24/2018
Community invited to open house to learn more about the Green Cities Partnership Program, a collaboration between Forterra, city governments, community organizations, and city residents to support care for trees in forested parks, natural areas, neighborhoods, and other spaces throughout the region.
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Burien City Council.
Tenant Protections, Budget, LEAD and Community Court
10/19/2018
Welcome to the first Council Roundup. The purpose of this new communication is to provide a timely summary of Council meetings and include links to additional supporting information about Council decisions.
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Shoreline.
Periodic Review of Shoreline Master Program
10/01/2018
The City of Burien is conducting a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program as required every eight years by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act.
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Statement from Burien City Manager Brian J. Wilson
09/27/2018
Despite trends that show crime is going down, recent events have shown that City, County, and regional leaders need to come together to address the unacceptable violence that is harming our community. The City of Burien is taking immediate steps to protect our community while at the same time investing in long-term solutions.
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City of Burien Seeks Proposals from Hotel Developers
09/19/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien is seeking proposals from hotel developers for the construction of a hotel on City-owned land in downtown Burien.
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Burien Businesses Invited to Weigh in on Potential Ban of Single Use Plastic Bags
09/18/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) is hosting a business roundtable to get feedback from Burien businesses about a potential ban on single use plastic bags in favor of paper bags or reusable bags.
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Verizon Withdraws Small Cell Permit Application in Lake Burien Area
09/14/2018
The City of Burien received notice from Verizon Wireless that they are withdrawing their application for installation of a small cellular network in the area of Lake Burien
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New Wayfinding Signs Point Visitors to Downtown Burien Shopping and Amenities
09/07/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien is installing a new wayfinding system that directs both residents and visitors to downtown shopping, services, and amenities.
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Community Invited to Weigh in on 2019-2020 Proposed City Budget
09/05/2018
The community is invited to learn about the budget and tell us what programs and services matter most to you. Attend a community meeting where you can get a quick course in how a city budget is prepared and then provide your feedback on what matters most to you.
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Cathy Schrock New Administrative Services Director
09/04/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien has hired Cathy Schrock to serve as the City’s Administrative Services Director. Her first day was August 20, 2018.
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Family Fun Run Canceled
08/21/2018
The Family Fun Run has been canceled.
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Road Work Begins in Seahurst and Chelsea Park Neighborhoods, Tuesday, August 21 at 7 a.m.
08/20/2018
Slurry seal work is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning, August 21, with road closures beginning at 7 a.m. Actual work begins at 8 a.m.
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Mayor Jimmy Matta Comments on the Physical and Verbal Assault Against Him on July 21, 2018
07/23/2018
At 2 p.m. on July 23, City of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta will hold a press conference regarding the verbal and physical assault that occurred against him this weekend.
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Request for Proposals for Urban Center Plan
07/23/2018
The City of Burien is requesting proposals from qualified professional consulting firms who can assist the City in drafting a subarea plan for the Burien Regional Growth Center.
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Major road work begins on July 18 on Des Moines Memorial Drive
07/19/2018
Major road work begins on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 a.m. There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times of the day.
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Eric Christensen.
Eric Christensen to be New Finance Director
07/10/2018
City Manager Brian J. Wilson selected Eric Christensen to be Burien’s next Finance Director. His first day was June 25.
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Community Meeting About Eagle Landing Park Stairway
07/03/2018
The community is invited to a public meeting to discuss the City of Burien’s recommendations for the future of the Eagle Landing Park Stairway.
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Pavement Management Program Improves City Streets
06/29/2018
The City of Burien will be out this summer applying slurry seal and asphalt overlay in three areas of Burien: Chelsea Park area, north Seahurst area, and a small section of Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
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City of Burien Reminds Residents That Fireworks Are Not Legal in City Limits
06/25/2018
NEWS RELEASE: As the July 4th holiday rapidly approaches, the City of Burien urges residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within city limits. The Burien Police Department has scheduled extra officers who will specifically be assigned to enforce violations of the fireworks ordinance.
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Take the Community Survey
City of Burien Survey to Gather Feedback from Residents and Businesses
06/04/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien is conducting a survey to find out what residents think about our city and city services. The City of Burien does this survey every other year in order to help make decisions on issues that are important to the community.
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Jessica Sullivan
Jessica Sullivan Selected to be Captain of the Burien Police Department
05/23/2018
NEWS RELEASE: Captain Jessica Sullivan has been selected to be the Burien Police Department’s next Captain. Her first day will be June 16, 2018.
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Welcome to the New Website!
New Website Offers New Tools for Accessing City Services
05/15/2018
Welcome to the new City of Burien website! We are pleased to offer a new and improved online experience for residents, businesses, and visitors to our community. We will be continuing to enhance, add on, and roll out new features over the next year.
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Transportation Improvement Plan Public Hearing
05/14/2018
A public hearing will be held at the City Council meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018 regarding the proposed 2019–2024 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
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Captain Theodore Boe Selected to be Burien’s Next Police Chief
04/17/2018
NEWS RELEASE: Captain Theodore Boe Selected to be Burien’s Next Police Chief City Manager Brian Wilson Selects Theodore Boe to be Burien’s Next Police Chief after Robust Community Engagement Process
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City of Burien Hosts New Art Exhibits in Downtown Burien
04/10/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien, in partnership with The Maverick Apartments and Merrill Gardens Senior Living at Burien, are currently presenting the works of Kathleen Skeels and Roxanne G. Fawcett until the end of June 2018.
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Town Hall Meeting
City of Burien Hosts Town Hall for Youth Engagement and Community Safety
04/04/2018
NEWS RELEASE: The City of Burien is inviting the community to a town hall discussion on how to engage youth and enhance community safety.
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Meet the Candidates for Burien Police Chief
04/03/2018
Community invited to meet, ask questions, and provide comments about Burien Police Chief candidates
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City of Burien Responds to Death of Teens Killed in Burien Last Night
03/29/2018
NEWS RELEASE: On March 28, 2018, two young women lost their lives in a shooting at the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd SW. The King County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release earlier today detailing the status of the investigation.
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City Manager Seeks Community Feedback about Police Services and Leadership
03/14/2018
NEWS RELEASE: Public meetings and an online survey provide opportunities for public engagement.
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Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 Citizen of the Year
03/14/2018
NEWS RELEASE: On March 5, 2018, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as the 2018 Citizen of the Year. The Council received 14 submissions, the most nominations the City has ever received for the award.
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Happy Birthday, Burien!
02/28/2018
Burien’s having a birthday! Join us in celebrating Burien’s 25th anniversary of incorporation.
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Information on 2018 property taxes
02/13/2018
The King County Assessor's Office announced the new property tax rates for King County. What does this mean for Burien?
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City of Burien Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Incorporation
01/23/2018
City partnerships with community organizations part of a year-long celebration
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