Council Roundups

Bicyclist on a bike path.
Proclamations, King County Sheriff, Urban Center Streetscape Design, Rental Housing
05/06/2021
Council issued four proclamations honoring Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Older Americans Month, Peace Officers Memorial Day, and Affordable Housing Week, heard an update on King County’s efforts to change sheriff position from elected to appointed, discussed a plan for urban center streetscape design, discussed progress on the Rental Housing Inspection Program, and welcomed new employees.
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Person in apron hands food to customer through a food truck window.
Food Trucks, Independent Investigation Team, State Legislative Session, Council Priorities
04/28/2021
Council postponed the start of the food truck pilot program, heard a summary of the state legislative session, discussed the selection process for community members to serve on an Independent Investigation Team for police-involved shootings, and discussed 2021 priorities.
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Burien Police Department officer walks bicycle through Burien Farmers' Market.
DESC Supportive Housing, Proclamations, New Advisory Board Members, Public Safety, Food Trucks, Code Updates
04/19/2021
Council issued three proclamations, continued discussion on the DESC supportive housing project, updated municipal code governing fireworks, junk vehicles, and business licenses, selected new advisory board members, discussed concerns about public safety, addressed concerns about food truck pilot program, and more.
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Building.
DESC Supportive Housing, Compostables, Proclamations, New Advisory Board Members, Recology, COVID-19 Update
04/07/2021
Council issued two proclamations, delayed the effective date of the compostables ordinance, discussed DESC supportive housing project, selected new advisory board and commission members, delayed discussion of the food truck pilot program, and approved funding for a stormwater study to address localized flooding in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.
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City Hall.
Study Session on City Staff Workload and Priorities
03/25/2021
Staff directors and managers presented summaries of the current workload to inform future Council discussions on short-term priorities.
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Police patch.
Food Truck Pilot Program, Police Services, Ambaum Development, Maintenance Facility, Eagle Landing Stairs, Advisory Boards and Commissions
03/22/2021
Burien City Council passed a food truck pilot program, discussed police services contract with King County Sheriff’s Office, heard an update on mobile vaccine program, selected applicants to interview for advisory boards and commissions, heard an update on Eagle Landing Stairs removal and new maintenance and operations facility, approved extension of Ambuam development moratorium, and discussed flooding in Boulevard Park.
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Food truck.
Women’s History Month, DESC Housing, Food Trucks, Ambaum Development, Downtown Parking
03/03/2021
Burien City Council acknowledged Women’s History Month, heard an updated on a proposed housing development in downtown Burien, approved a food truck pilot program, extended a moratorium on new development along the Ambaum Blvd Corridor, and approved extension of a parking program aimed at aiding economic development in downtown Burien.
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Person boards bus.
King County Metro RapidRide H Line Funding Approved
02/24/2021
Burien City Council approved pass through of state funding for the construction of the RapidRide H Line.
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Cashier in mask.
Council Approves Grocery Worker Hazard Pay
02/10/2021
In a special meeting, Council passed an updated version of an ordinance requiring grocery workers be paid hazard pay during the pandemic.
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Grocery cashier rings up groceries.
Grocery Worker Hazard Pay, Black History Month, Localized Flooding and Landslides, BEDP 2021 Work Plan
02/01/2021
Council passed a hazard pay ordinance for grocery workers, which will be discussed again during a special meeting on February 8, 2021. They also heard an update on a landslide in Seahurst Park and localized flooding in the Boulevard Park neighborhood, approved the 2021 work plan for the Business & Economic Development Partnership, and approved the Greensward Farms subdivision applcication. February was declared Black History Month in Burien.
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Photo of Miller Creek in Burien.
Grocery Worker Hazard Pay, Miller Walker Creek Stewardship, Zoning Code Amendments, Comprehensive Plan Docket
01/29/2021
Council discussed grocery worker hazard pay, utility tax relief program, the Miller and Walker Creek Stewardship Program, zoning code amendments on legacy storefronts and home occupations, and the 2021 Comprehensive Plan docket. Council discussed and placed several items on the consent agenda to be approved at the February 1, 2021 meeting. The Council often uses a “two-touch” process and by placing items on the consent agenda to be approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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Dart board.
Deputy Mayor Election, Human Trafficking Awareness, COVID-19, Utility Tax Relief Program, Growth Targets, Plastic Bag Ban, Council Retreat
01/07/2021
Council elected a deputy mayor, issued a proclamation marking January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Burien, provided an update on COVID-19 in Burien, discussed updates to the utility tax relief program, discussed the process for establishing housing and employment growth targets, passed x to plastic bag ban, and discussed topics for the upcoming Council Retreat.
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Icicles hanging from building.
Severe Weather Shelter, Utility Tax, Rental Housing Inspection Program, Elected Officials and Social Media, Sea-Tac Airport Community Concerns
01/04/2021
Council heard updates on planning for severe weather shelter in Burien and discussed the implementation of a new utility tax and low-income relief program, the launch of the Rental Housing Inspection program in January, addressing community concerns with Sea-Tac Airport operations, and new records retention policies for elected officials’ social media accounts.
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2021-22 Budget Adopted.
WA Notify, Budget, Public Art, Leading with Services, Waste Management
12/14/2020
Council adopted the 2021–2022 budget, discussed amendments to next year’s work plan for the Arts Commission, updated the Art in Public Places budget, extended the waste management contract with Recology, discussed the “leading with services” approach to helping people experiencing homelessness and at-risk youth in Burien, and voted to purchase a small amount of property in Seahurst Park.
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Bus stop. Protect what you love artwork.
Housing, Climate Action, Public Safety, City Manager Evaluation
11/24/2020
Council discussed the Burien Housing Action Plan and Multi-family Housing Assessment Project, heard a presentation on the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration Climate Action Toolkit, discussed community input on the topic of public safety, and interviewed a facilitator to assist in the annual performance evaluation of the city manager.
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Budget.
Retail Theft Program, Rental Housing, Budget, City Manager Evaluation
11/23/2020
Council learned about a new retail theft prevention program, approved minor changes to the rental housing code language, continued discussion of the 2021–2022 Budget, and approved a new process for evaluating the city manager.
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Budget and picture of council.
Native Land Acknowledgment, COVID-19, Budget, City Council Meeting Guidelines, Comprehensive Plan
11/05/2020
Council discussed a Native land acknowledgment, heard updates on the relief funding for local businesses and on COVID-19 rates in Burien, discussed state legislative priorities, adopted new water and sewer utility taxes, discussed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and continued discussion of the 2021–2022 budget and council meeting guidelines.
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2021-2022 Budget graphic
Budget, Parks Risk Assessment, City Council Meeting Guidelines
10/29/2020
Council held a study session to discuss City Council Meeting Guidelines, parks risk assessment, and heard presentations from department directors on details of their 2021–2022 Budget proposals.
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Illustration of houses with trees in yard.
Budget, Indoor Air Quality in Schools, Urban Forest Stewardship Plan, Compostables, Waste Management
10/22/2020
Council held public hearings on the 2021–2022 budget and a moratorium on Ambaum Corridor development. They also discussed funding for a study on indoor air quality in schools, state legislative priorities, urban forest stewardship plan, property tax levy, Burien’s Capital Improvement Program, compostables, new solid waste service requirements for businesses, celebrating Burien’s diverse cultures and identities, and enhanced services facilities.
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Rendering of Habitat for Humanity proposed project.
Budget, New Taxes, Storm Drainage Plan, Black Lives Matter Artwork, Compostables
10/06/2020
Council approved funding for human services and parks capital projects, discussed their 2021 federal legislative priorities, reviewed updates to the Storm Drainage Master Plan, and discussed the 2021-22 budget and new water and sewer utility taxes. They discussed a new affordable housing development, directed the Arts Commission to explore the placement of a Black Lives Matter artwork in a public place, and delayed the effective start date on the ban on non-compostable food service products.
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Paper and paper clips.
Council Meeting Guidelines, Sound Cities Association Committee Appointments
09/29/2020
Council discussed revisions to the Burien City Council Guidelines and discussed applications to the Sound Cities Association.
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Map.
Human Services Fund, Business License and Rental Housing Fees, StART, Ambaum Corridor Development
09/23/2020
Council discussed updates to the building code, human services funding, rental housing and business license fees, participation in StART, Ambaum corridor development moratorium, and more.
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Photo of Miller Creek
Public Safety, Climate Action Plan, Long-range Financial Forecast, Affordable Housing Funding
08/19/2020
Council approved an interlocal agreement to enhance Miller Creek, discussed a resolution to allocate funding for affordable housing, approved a contingency budget for the Burien Annex demolition project, discussed progress on climate action plan, and discussed process to engage the community in a conversation about public safety.
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Illustration of types of housing on blue background.
Citizen of the Year, Annual Police Report, Community Safety, Census, Housing Action Plan
08/11/2020
Council selected the 2019 Citizen of the Year, discussed the 2020 Census, approved moving forward with the sale of a City-owned parking lot, extended the outdoor dining program, approved changes to Comprehensive Plan docketing procedure, and discussed police services and a community safety public engagement process.
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Close up of police car.
Community Safety and Police Reform, COVID-19, Budget, Floodplain Code Amendments
07/23/2020
Council discussed community safety and police reform, why wearing a mask is important to fighting the pandemic, crime rates in Burien compared to other south King County cities, code amendments for buildings in floodplains, and adjustments to 2019-2020 budget.
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Group photo of Burien Police Department staff.
Burien Police, COVID-19, Budget, New Housing Downtown, Signal Box Art
07/09/2020
Council issued two proclamations and discussed policing in Burien, a new downtown housing development, and discussed work plans for the the parks, recreation and cultural services department and advisory boards.
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Map of Area Y.
Annexation, COVID-19, Juneteenth, Police Accountability
06/22/2020
Council issued two proclamations, heard an update on measures King County Sheriff’s Office is taking to improve accountability, discussed funding for organizations providing relief for families economically affected by COVID-19, and discussed annexation of White Center and Top Hat neighborhoods.
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Hard hat on safety barrier, construction site.
Restaurant Delivery Fees, COVID-19, Enhanced Services Facilities, Hazard Mitigation Plan
06/08/2020
Council discussed the federal funding for COVID-19 response, Transportation Improvement Program, Enhanced Services Facilities, third-party delivery fees, Burien’s hazard mitigation plan, and more.
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Fireworks prohibited symbol.
Burien Annex, Fireworks, Restaurant Delivery Fees, COVID-19
05/20/2020
Council voted to demolish the Burien Annex, discussed preparations for the Fourth of July holiday, discussed capping restaurant delivery fees charged by third-party platforms, and discussed local and federal funding to help the Burien community mitigate impacts from COVID-19.
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Colorful mural in Burien reading "We're All in This Together"
Business Licensing, COVID-19, Community Center Services
05/06/2020
Council discussed business license code update, public safety, economic impacts of COVID-19, details of the state’s Safe Start plan, the plan for re-opening City facilities to the public, and a process for asking the community about their recreation, cultural arts, and social services needs in Burien.
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Burien Annex
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KCFD2 Firefighter wearing homemade mask
COVID-19 Response, Emergency Budget Reductions, New Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members
04/21/2020
Council heard an update on COVID-19 response, discussed emergency budget reductions, approved the Comprehensive Plan Docket, appointed new members to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and discussed business license code updates.
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COVID-19 and money.
COVID-19, Comprehensive Plan, New Commission and Committee Members, Federal and State Leaders Asked to Freeze Mortgage and Rent Payments
04/09/2020
Council discussed a number of issues related to COVID-19, including: issuing a proclamation denouncing stigma and bias related to the disease, financial impact to the City of Burien as well as Burien economy and residents, discussed the Comprehensive Plan Docket, and more.
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Eviction notice.
COVID-19, Plastic Bag Ban Temporary Suspension, Sustainable Climate Action Plan, Arbor Day
03/30/2020
Council temporarily suspended the plastic bag ban, discussed emergency support for Burien community impacted by COVID-19, issued a proclamation honoring Arbor Day, and heard updates on the rental housing inspection program and sustainable climate action plan.
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Burien COVID-19 Emergency Fund
COVID-19 Support Resources, Census, New City Attorney
03/17/2020
Council passed an emergency resolution on COVID-19, approved a moratorium on residential evictions, approved a $200,000 emergency fund, passed a resolution supporting a complete count for Census 2020, and more.
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Collage of scenes from Burien
Urban Center Plan, Eagle Landing Park Storm Drainage, COVID-19, Census
03/05/2020
Council heard briefings on COVID-19, Census 2020, and redevelopment opportunities in downtown Burien. They also voted to increase the city manager’s compensation, approved the Burien Urban Center Plan, discussed the Eagle Landing Park Storm Drainage Project, and more.
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Financial documents being written on in pen, with calculator nearby
Enhanced Services Facilities, BEDP, Human Services, Fee Study, Minimum Wage
02/27/2020
Council extended a moratorium on enhanced services facilities, approved the Business and Economic Development Partnership work plan, approved funding priorities for the Human Services Fund, discussed a fee study, and directed research be done into a minimum wage in Burien.
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Infographic continuum of care provided by ESFs.
Enhanced Services Facilities, New Law on Compostable Food Serviceware Products, City Employee Updates
02/05/2020
Council discussed zoning regulations for enhanced services facilities, passed a new law requiring food serviceware products be compostable, welcomed new City of Burien employees, and more.
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Trees in pots on painted pavement.
Airport Committee, Planning Grant for Community Center, Council Meeting Guidelines, BEDP
01/29/2020
Council held a study session to discuss the Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) annual report and work plan, recommendations from the Burien Airport Committee, a State of Washington planning grant to fund community engagement for a new community center, new appointments to local government organizations, and council meeting guidelines. Study sessions allow for a more in-depth exploration of topics.
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Audience in council chambers.
New Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Burien Annex, and Compostable Food Service Products
01/08/2020
New councilmembers were sworn in, Jimmy Matta was elected as mayor and Krystal Marx was elected as deputy mayor, and Council discussed the Burien Annex and compostable food service products.
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Paint brushes.
Burien Annex, New Animal Cruelty Law, Arts and Culture Grant
12/17/2019
Council discussed the Burien Annex, arts and culture grants, animal control code, and more.
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Burien Discusses New Environmental Standards
2020 Budget, Affordable Housing Investment, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Climate Change, Stream Restoration, Severe Weather Shelter
12/12/2019
Council adopted the 2020 budget, passed legislation to encourage investments in affordable housing, passed ADU ordinance, amended animal cruelty code, discussed climate change, and discussed Comprehensive Plan amendments. Council also discussed funding for stream restoration and fish passage project, funding for a severe weather shelter, and councilmember salary changes.
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Census 2020
2020 Census and Urban Center Plan
11/26/2019
Council discussed the 2020 Census and the Burien Urban Center Plan.
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Revisions to Burien Zoning Code to Accommodate Accessory Dwelling Units
New Tax Rates, Impact of I-976, Accessory Dwelling Units, Climate Action, Animal Code
11/20/2019
Council approved minor increases to commercial parking tax, surface water management fees, and property tax. Council also discussed climate change, impact of I-976, accessory dwelling units, and updates to the animal code.
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Veterans Day Proclamation
Veterans Day, Shelter, Noise Ordinance, Budget, Affordable Housing
11/13/2019
Council honored veterans with a proclamation, discussed homeless sheltering models, continued to discuss the 2020 budget, approved a new affordable housing program, and approved a new noise ordinance for downtown Burien.
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Storm Drainage Master Plan
Storm Drainage Master Plan, Parking on 152nd St, Regional Homeless Authority
11/04/2019
Council discussed the storm drainage master plan, parking on 152nd St in downtown Burien, and provided comments on a proposed regional homeless authority.
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Affordable Housing, Highline Medical Center, Burien Annex Community Center, Budget
10/23/2019
Council pledged support for Highline Medical Center, heard an update on the Westmark Emerald Pointe property, appointed a new BEDP member, and discussed affordable housing and the 2020 budget.
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Ordinance 716 establishes renter housing policies designed to protect renters and improve renter-landlord relationships.
Property Tax, 2020 Budget, Rental Housing Policies, SCORE Jail
10/10/2019
Council met new employees, discussed property tax, 2020 budget, state and federal legislative agenda, rental housing policies, SCORE jail, and more.
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Burien Urban Forest
Staff Salary Study, Urban Forest Stewardship Plan, Affordable Housing Demonstration Projects
09/24/2019
Council discussed City staff salaries and benefits, an urban forest stewardship plan designed to protect Burien’s tree canopy, and affordable housing demonstration program.
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Burien micro--enterprise
Rental Housing Inspection Program, Gangs, Micro-businesses, Affordable Housing Funds, Navigation Team
09/18/2019
Council approved a rental housing inspection program, declared October 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, discussed gang activity in Burien, approved funds for human services and community center projects, discussed ways to support micro-businesses in Burien, and directed staff to continue Navigation Team’s efforts to connect people living outside to services.
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People hold up map with dots at urban center design workshop.
Urban Center Plan, Climate Action Plan, Enhanced Services Facilities, New Advisory Board Members
08/22/2019
Council discussed an arts and cultural district in Burien, selected new advisory board members, heard an update on the urban center plan, extended a moratorium on the siting of enhanced services facilities in Burien, discussed a climate action plan, and more.
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Rental Housing Policy
SCORE Jail, Burien Police Officer Honored, Mercado Update, Peter Western Bridge Update, Rental Housing Policy, VISION 2050
08/09/2019
Council heard an update on SCORE jail, recognized Burien Police Sgt. Chad Myers, and discussed a "mercado", Peter Western Bridge Construction, Burien Fire Department, rental housing policy, the Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2050, and more.
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July 4th Holiday, Town Square Fountain, Strategic Communications Plan, Staffing Changes, Mercado, Solid Waste Plan
07/17/2019
Council discussed a Port of Seattle community fund, a strategic communications plan, the July 4th holiday, staffing changes, site options for a vendor market (“mercado”), investments into affordable housing, and more.
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Fireworks prohibited symbol.
Pilot Program to Regulate Unauthorized Use of Burien Parks and Facilities, EMS Levy, Sign Code, Fireworks, Long-Range Financial Plan
06/04/2019
Council discussed progress on the pilot four-month program to regulate unauthorized use of Burien parks and facilities, passed a resolution supporting the Medic One/Emergency Medical Services levy, approved revisions to the zoning code regulating temporary signs in Burien, discussed long-range financial plan scenarios, and heard alternatives to the current fireworks prohibition.
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Burien's discussing an amendment to the sign code
Sign Code, Transportation Improvement Program, Initiative 976, Burien First Fridays
05/23/2019
Council discussed amendments to Burien’s sign code, updates to the Transportation Improvement Program, passed a resolution opposing Initiative 976, and heard a presentation about Burien First Fridays.
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Burien's Annex
PRIDE and National Police week, 9th Circuit Boise Decision, City Response to Camping in Parks
05/08/2019
Council issued two proclamations, discussed a proposed plan for addressing camping in parks and homelessness, and appointed members to the Burien Airport Committee and Planning Commission.
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Burien Community Center Sign
Urban Center Plan, Housing Policy, Community Center
04/25/2019
Council discussed during a study session the results of the urban center planning workshop and survey, gave direction on options for future housing policy discussions, and continued a discussion on a new community center.
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Deputy Mayor Austin Bell proclaiming May 13 -17 as Affordable Housing Week
Advisory Board Appointments, Affordable Housing Week, LEAD, Comprehensive Plan, StART
04/17/2019
Council made advisory board appointments, issues a proclamation in support of Affordable Housing Week, heard a presentation about the Burien Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, and more.
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Cynthia Upthegrove and Mayor Jimmy Matta.
Police Services Annual Report, General Fund Forecasts, Proclamations, and Comprehensive Plan
04/03/2019
Council approved updates to the Shoreline Master Program, discussed forecasts for the General Fund, heard presentation on the 2018 Police Services Annual Report, and discussed proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments.
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Single use plastic bottle
Budget Forecasts, Website Improvements, and Single-Use Plastics
03/28/2019
Council heard presentations and discussed budget forecasts, website improvements, and possible restrictions on single-use plastics.
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Mayor proclamation
Citizen of the Year, Community Court, Human Services Commission Report, Enhanced Services Facilities
03/08/2019
Council received updates on Community Court, the City’s human services program, and animal control services. The Council also presented two proclamations, selected the 2018 Burien Citizen of the Year, and issued a short-term moratorium on permitting of Enhanced Services Facilities in Burien.
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SW 153rd St sign.
Economic Development, Burien Airport Committee, Emergency Services Update
03/01/2019
Council appointed four people to the Burien Airport Committee, signed letters of support for state legislative bills calling for the siting of a second commercial aviation facility in western Washington, and discussed economic development on SW 153rd St.
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Proclamation
Sea-Tac Airport, Tenant Protections, Human Trafficking
02/01/2019
Council discussed several resolutions regarding impacts of Burien’s proximity to Sea-Tac Airport, issued a proclamation against human trafficking, and received an update on an upcoming discussion of tenant protection policies.
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Plastic Bag Ban, Sea-Tac Airport, Deputy Mayor Election
01/08/2019
Council debated the election of a new deputy mayor and discussed issues related to Sea-Tac International Airport. Council also adopted an ordinance to restrict the use and sale of single-use plastic bags.
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Comprehensive Plan Map.
Budget, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Contracts and Revenues, Plastic Bag Ban
12/20/2018
Council approved the 2019–2020 budget, approved the 2018 Comprehensive Plan amendments, discussed contracts and revenue, and discussed a potential ban on plastic bags.
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Council presentation.
Hotel, Financial Forecast, Gun Safety, and Economic Development
11/29/2018
Council heard presentations from potential hotel developers and interviewed the developer teams. They also heard presentations on long-term financial forecasts, regional gun safety initiatives and measures, and local economic development efforts.
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Budget, Wireless Services Zoning Code Amendment, and South King Housing and Homelessness Partners Consortium
11/20/2018
Council discussed their budget priorities and the merits of an interlocal agreement with the South King Housing & Homeless Partners (SKHHP) Consortium to address housing and homelessness.
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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 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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