Council Roundup: November 25, 2019

2020 Census and Urban Center Plan
Posted on 11/26/2019
Census 2020

Council discussed the 2020 Census and the Burien Urban Center Plan.

2020 Census Update

Francesca Abellara, U.S. census specialist, and Emily Inlow-Hood, communications officer, presented an update on the 2020 Census as well as the City of Burien’s plan to help ensure a more complete count for Burien.

Urban Center Plan

Council and Planning Commission in a joint meeting heard a presentation from John Pheanis, MIG, and Thara Johnson, senior long-range planner, on the draft Burien Urban Center Plan. Council will discuss the plan again at the December 2 meeting and vote on the plan on December 16.

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