Council Roundup: January 13, 2022

Eviction Moratorium Extended, Bond Approval for Interim City Manager
Posted on 01/19/2022
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The Burien City Council held a special meeting to discuss Burien’s eviction moratorium. They also set an amount for a bond for the interim city manager.

Bond Amount for Interim City Manager Set

State law requires that city managers obtain a bond in an amount set by the City Council and paid for the City. The City Council approved a $25,000 bond amount for Carolyn Hope, who was appointed to be the interim city manager while the City Council seeks a new city manager to replace Brian Wilson.

Eviction Moratorium Extended

The Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 789 that extends Burien’s eviction moratorium through the end of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation. The amended eviction moratorium only applies to evictions based on non-payment of rent or late fees.

The city attorney also gave a summary of current state tenant protections and rental assistance programs that are currently in place.