News & Announcements

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Updated Burien Renter’s Handbook Available in English and Spanish
11/30/2022
A new Renting in Burien Handbook, reflecting recent updates to Burien’s rental housing policy, is now available in English and Spanish on the City of Burien website at burienwa.gov/renting.
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City of Burien Prepares for Snow and Ice
11/29/2022
Learn more about the City of Burien’s response to snow and ice and ways you can stay safe.
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Burien Police Chief Ted Boe Passes on Promotion to Continue Serving City of Burien
11/22/2022
Burien Police Chief Theodore “Ted” Boe will remain in his current role after forgoing a promotion to serve as Patrol Operations Division Chief for King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).
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“It’s a Wonderful Burien” Event Series Encourages Community to Celebrate and Shop Local in Burien
11/15/2022
The City of Burien is proud to announce the return of “It’s a Wonderful Burien”, an annual campaign encouraging community members to celebrate the holidays locally by supporting local businesses, arts organizations, and local artists.
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Burien City Council Passes Strengthened Renter Protections
10/31/2022
On October 24, 2022, the Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 804, amending Burien’s existing suite of renter protections originally passed in 2019. The updated renter protections went into effect immediately, before the end of Burien’s eviction moratorium at the end of October.
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Workshop and Survey Invite Community to Imagine Burien in 2044
10/18/2022
What will it be like to live, work, play, and shop in Burien in the year 2044? The City of Burien is hosting a visioning workshop via Zoom on November 3, 2022 at 6–8 p.m. to hear the community’s answers to those questions and plan for Burien's best future.
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Burien City Council Adopts Tree Code Amendments
10/07/2022
The Burien City Council adopted new tree regulations to protect trees on private property in Burien
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King County Sheriff's Office Promotes Burien Police Chief Ted Boe to Chief of Patrol Operations Division
10/03/2022
Burien Police Chief Theodore “Ted” Boe has accepted a promotion to serve as Patrol Operations Division Chief for King County Sheriff’s Office, effective January 1, 2023.
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Community Invited to Environmental Restoration Events in Burien Parks this Fall
09/30/2022
To celebrate the kickoff of planting season in the Pacific Northwest, the Green Burien Partnership has is hosting several environmental restoration events in Burien parks this fall.
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Accepting Nominations for 2022 Citizen of the Year
09/29/2022
Help us recognize a person or organization who has made outstanding contributions to the Burien community in 2022 by nominating them for the Burien City Council’s Citizen of the Year.
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Applications for Utility Tax Relief Program Due in December
09/23/2022
The City of Burien’s Utility Tax Relief Program offers rebates on certain utility taxes paid toward the following services: water, sewer, solid waste removal provided by Recology Cleanscapes, electricity provided by Puget Sound Energy, telephone (including cellular), and basic cable television. Applications are due by December 16, 2022. Rebates will be issued by the end of February 2023.
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Neighborhood Matching Fund Designed to Increase Burien’s Tree Canopy
09/19/2022
The City of Burien is launching a neighborhood matching fund to encourage projects that foster community and increase neighborhood tree canopy cover in an equitable manner.
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Burien Joining Cities and Counties to Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month
09/08/2022
Across Puget Sound, cities and counties are coming together this September to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month.
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2023 Burien Gallery Program Call For Artists
08/31/2022
The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2023 Burien Gallery Program. The application deadline is Thursday, November 3, 2022.
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“Shape Your City” Invites Community to Help Re-imagine Long-term Future of Burien
08/15/2022
The City of Burien is re-imagining the long-term future of our city through a coordinated planning effort called “Shape Your City”.
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Survey Invites Community Feedback on Stormwater Management in Downtown Burien
08/11/2022
The community is invited to help prioritize projects and programs that could improve the condition of Miller Creek, with a focus in the Downtown neighborhood.
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Community Invited to Reception for New City Manager Adolfo Bailon
08/04/2022
The City of Burien and Burien City Council invite the community to a reception in Burien City Council Chambers on August 15, 2022 to welcome Adolfo Bailon, Burien’s new city manager.
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City of Burien and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Offer Digital Main Street Program for Burien Youth and Support for Local Businesses
08/03/2022
The City of Burien is collaborating with the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle to provide a paid summer internship opportunity for Burien youth where they will develop digital marketing and other essential job skills.
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Burien Community Center Opens July 26-29 as Cooling Center
07/25/2022
The City of Burien is opening the Burien Community Center to operate as a cooling center.
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Burien City Council Votes to Approve Contract for Adolfo Bailon to be Burien’s Next City Manager
07/01/2022
The Burien City Council voted unanimously to appoint Adolfo Bailon to be the City of Burien’s new city manager, following an extensive interview and selection process. The City Council approved a contract agreement with Bailon during its meeting on June 30, 2022.
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Proposed Zoning Code Updates Aim to Strengthen Protections for Trees on Private Property
06/15/2022
The City of Burien is considering zoning code changes to help protect trees on private properties. Code changes are being studied to see how the City can protect and preserve large, healthy trees and making sure the trees are replaced when they must be removed.
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Se invita a la comunidad a opinar acerca de la normativa sobre árboles
06/15/2022
Las actualizaciones propuestas del código de zonificación apuntan a fortalecer las medidas de protección para los árboles en propiedades privadas.
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Kính Mời Cộng Đồng Góp Ý cho Quy Định về Cây Xanh
06/15/2022
Nội dung cập nhật được đề xuất cho luật phân vùng hướng đến tăng cường bảo vệ cây xanh trên bất động sản tư nhân.
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City Manager Search Update.
Conditional Offer Presented to Adolfo Bailon, City Council to Take Action on Employment Agreement on June 27, 2022
06/15/2022
After an extensive interview and selection process, the Burien City Council unanimously agreed to make a conditional offer to Adolfo Bailon to be the City of Burien’s new city manager.
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New Program Connects Burien’s Diverse Communities to City Programs and Decision-making
06/13/2022
Community Connectors will advise City on engagement practices and program development as well as critical plan updates.
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አዲስ ፕሮግራም የ Burien የተለያዩ ማህበረሰቦችን ከከተማ ፕሮግራሞች እና ውሳኔ አሰጣጥ ጋር ያገናኛል
06/13/2022
የ Burien ከተማ ብዙ ሰዎችን ከሲቪክ እቅድ ሂደቶች ጋር ለማገናኘት ከ Burien ልዩ ልዩ ማህበረሰቦች ከታመኑ መሪዎች ጋር በመተባበር የ Burien የማህበረሰብ አደራጆች ፕሮግራምን እየጀመረ ነው።
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Nuevo programa conecta las diversas comunidades de Burien con los programas de la ciudad y la toma de decisiones
06/13/2022
La ciudad de Burien lanzará el Programa de Conectores de la Comunidad (Community Connectors) de Burien y trabajará con líderes confiables de las diversas comunidades de la ciudad para conectar a más personas con los procesos de planificación cívica.
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Chương Trình Mới Kết Nối các Cộng Đồng Đa Dạng của Burien với các Chương Trình và Việc Ra Quyết Định của Thành Phố
06/13/2022
Thành Phố Burien sắp khởi động chương trình Kết Nối Viên Cộng Đồng Burien (Burien Community Connectors), hợp tác với những người lãnh đạo đáng tin cậy của các cộng đồng đa dạng ở Burien, nhằm kết nối nhiều người hơn với các quy trình lập kế hoạch công dân.
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Burien Police Department Encourages Witnesses to Share Information
06/12/2022
This weekend, the City of Burien learned that dozens of Pride flags that had been installed in downtown Burien had been removed and stolen. The poles that held the flags were also broken.
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City of Burien City Manager Search Update.
Burien City Council Selects Three Finalists for City Manager
06/10/2022
The Burien City Council selected the three city manager candidates to advance to the next round of interviews on June 13, 2022.
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Five Candidates Will Tour City, Meet Community on June 9, 2022
06/07/2022
During an executive session on June 6, 2022, the Burien City Council discussed the qualifications of 12 candidates for the City of Burien city manager position. They selected six candidates and two alternates during their regular meeting. Five candidates confirmed interest in proceeding. The candidates represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Below is a list of the candidates, where they currently live, and their most recent employment.
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Burien City Council Meetings Offer In-person and Virtual Participation
05/19/2022
Burien community members will be able to attend Burien City Council meetings in person starting May 23, 2022. Meetings will continue to be broadcast via Zoom and on the Burien TV channel (Channel 21 Comcast).
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City Manager Search Community Meet and Greet.
Community Invited to a Meet and Greet Event with Burien City Manager Candidates
05/18/2022
Community members will have an opportunity to meet candidates for Burien City Manager at a meet and greet event on June 9, 2022 at the Burien Community Center.
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Burien City Hall Closed May 18, 2022
Small Fire in Library Book Drop Causes Minor Damage
05/18/2022
Burien City Hall will be closed to in-person services on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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Stormwater Management Action Plan Will Prioritize Projects and Activities to Reduce Harmful Effects of Stormwater Runoff
05/12/2022
The City of Burien is developing an action plan to improve water conditions for fish and wildlife in one of our three local streams (Miller Creek, Salmon Creek, or Walker Creek). The plan will identify steps the City can take to reduce the harmful effects of stormwater runoff.
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City of Burien Strategic Plan Community Conversations.
Community Invited to Share Priorities to Inform New City of Burien Strategic Plan
05/12/2022
The City of Burien is inviting community members to a conversation about what the City government should focus on for the next 3–5 years. Community feedback will help the Burien City Council develop a new strategic plan.
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Help us select our next city manager.
Community Invited to Take Survey to Inform City Manager Selection Process
04/01/2022
The Burien City Council is hiring a new city manager for Burien. Community members are encouraged to take a survey.
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Recovery Roadmap. Investing in Burien's Pandemic Recovery.
Community Members are Invited to Respond to Survey and Participate in Virtual Community Meeting
03/15/2022
The City of Burien has $10.8 million in federal funds available to invest in the community to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many members of the community have been negatively affected by the economic and public health impacts of the pandemic, and the Burien City Council would like to hear from our community before deciding how to spend these funds.
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HOJA DE RUTA PARA LA  RECUPERACIÓN. Invertir en la recuperación  de Burien de la pandemia.
La ciudad de Burien solicita la opinión de la comunidad sobre la hoja de ruta para la recuperación
03/15/2022
La ciudad de Burien dispone de $10.8 millones de fondos federales para invertir en la comunidad con el fin de ayudar en la recuperación de la pandemia de COVID-19. Muchos miembros de la comunidad se han visto afectados negativamente por las repercusiones económicas y de salud pública de la pandemia; por lo tanto, el Ayuntamiento de Burien desea escuchar a nuestra comunidad antes de decidir cómo gastar estos fondos.
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Lộ Trình Phục Hồi: Đầu Tư vào Sự Phục Hồi   của Burien sau Đại Dịch
Thành Phố Burien Xin Ý Kiến Cộng Đồng về Lộ Trình Phục Hồi
03/15/2022
Thành Phố Burien đã nhận được 10.8 triệu USD tiền tài trợ liên bang để đầu tư vào cộng đồng nhằm giúp phục hồi từ đại dịch COVID-19. Nhiều người dân trong cộng đồng đã chịu ảnh hưởng tiêu cực từ những tác động kinh tế và sức khỏe cộng đồng của đại dịch, và Hội Đồng Thành Phố Burien mong muốn lắng nghe ý kiến của cộng đồng trước khi quyết định cách chi tiêu số tiền này.
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Ahora, la moratoria para desalojos de Burien se extiende hasta que el estado de emergencia por COVID finalice. Ilustración de un salvavidas, una vivienda y una llave.
Con la extensión se pretende dar más tiempo a los inquilinos y propietarios de Burien para recibir asistencia
01/14/2022
Durante una reunión especial el 13 de enero de 2022, el Concejo Municipal de Burien (Burien City Council) adoptó la Ordenanza 789 que extiende la moratoria para desalojos de Burien hasta el final de la proclamación del estado de emergencia del Gobernador (20-05). La moratoria para desalojos modificada solo se aplica a los desalojos por falta de pago del alquiler o por retraso en los pagos.
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Lệnh hoãn nợ chống trục xuất Burien hiện được gia hạn cho đến khi tình trạng khẩn cấp do COVID kết thúc. Hình minh họa phao cứu sinh, ngôi nhà và chìa khóa.
Mục Tiêu Gia Hạn là để Người Thuê và Cho Thuê ở Burien Có Thêm Thời gian để Nhận Hỗ Trợ
01/14/2022
Trong cuộc họp đặc biệt vào ngày 13 tháng 1 năm 2022, Hội Đồng Thành Phố Burien đã thông qua Sắc Lệnh 789 gia hạn hiệu lực của lệnh hoãn nợ chống trục xuất ở Burien cho đến khi tuyên bố tình trạng khẩn cấp của Thống Đốc (20-05) kết thúc. Lệnh cấm trục xuất sửa đổi chỉ áp dụng cho các trường hợp trục xuất do không trả tiền thuê nhà hoặc phí trả chậm.
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Burien eviction moratorium now extends until COVID state of emergency ends.
Burien Eviction Moratorium Extended through End of State of Emergency
01/14/2022
During a special meeting on January 13, 2022, the Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 789 that extends Burien’s eviction moratorium through the end of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation (20-05). The amended eviction moratorium only applies to evictions based on non-payment of rent or late fees.
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Community Invited to Contribute to Ambaum and Boulevard Park Community Planning
01/13/2022
The community is invited to an advisory group meeting on community plans for the Ambaum Blvd corridor and Boulevard Park neighborhood.
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Reunión pública sobre los planes en Ambaum y Boulevard Park
Invitación al público para contribuir con la planificación comunitaria en Ambaum y Boulevard Park
01/13/2022
Se invita a la comunidad a una reunión del grupo asesor sobre los planes comunitarios del corredor del Ambaum Blvd y el barrio de Boulevard Park.
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Kính Mời Cộng Đồng Góp Ý cho Quy Hoạch Cộng Đồng Ambaum và Boulevard Park
01/13/2022
Chúng tôi kính mời cộng đồng tham dự một cuộc họp của nhóm cố vấn về các bản quy hoạch cộng đồng cho khu dân cư Boulevard Park và khu vực hành lang Ambaum Blvd.
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Road Closure of SW 172nd St/Sylvester Rd SW Expected to Last Several Days
01/12/2022
Update January 24, 2022: SW 172nd St/Sylvester Rd has been reopened to one-way traffic. Flaggers are on site to direct traffic. The road will be fully open later today.
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Mayor Sofia Aragon and Deputy Mayor Kevin Schilling.
Sofia Aragon Elected Mayor and Kevin Schilling Elected Deputy Mayor
01/12/2022
The Burien City Council voted on January 10, 2022 to elect Sofia Aragon to serve as mayor for a two-year term and Kevin Schilling for a one-year term as deputy mayor.
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Carolyn Hope.
City of Burien Seeking Search Firm to Select New City Manager
01/11/2022
The Burien City Council appointed Carolyn Hope to be the interim city manager for the City of Burien.
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Captain Todd Morrell.
Todd Morrell Selected as New Burien Police Captain
01/11/2022
Todd Morrell has been selected as the Burien Police Department’s next captain. He joined the Burien Police Department on December 1, 2021.
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Request for Qualifications to Provide Comprehensive Community Engagement Strategy for Two Years of City Planning Projects
01/07/2022
The City of Burien is seeking qualifications from individuals or organizations to provide a comprehensive and equitable strategy for engaging Burien residents in city planning projects over the next two years.
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Lake Burien Memorial Park's new playground.
Lake Burien Memorial Park Re-opens with New Playground and Pathway Improvements
12/22/2021
After being closed for several months of construction, Lake Burien School Memorial Park, featuring a new playground and pathway improvements, is re-opening to the public on Monday, December 27, 2021.
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Burien City Facilities to Temporarily Close to the Public to Protect Public and Employee Health
12/21/2021
In an effort to slow down the transmission of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the City of Burien is closing City buildings to the public December 23, 2021 through January 4, 2022.
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Congratulations to the new Burien City Councilmembers.
Congratulations to Hugo Garcia, Jimmy Matta, Sarah Moore, and Stephanie Mora for Winning Positions on the Burien City Council
12/14/2021
The results of the 2021 election have been certified by King County Elections, and the City of Burien received the certificates of certification on December 10, 2021. The Burien community re-elected Mayor Jimmy Matta for another four-year term. They also elected Hugo Garcia, Sarah Moore, and Stephanie Mora.
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Apply Today to Serve on a Burien Advisory Board, Commission, or Committee
11/29/2021
Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy? Do you have expertise to share? Consider applying for one of the 11 open positions on a Burien advisory board, commission, or committee!
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Postúlese hoy para formar parte de la Junta Asesora, la Comisión o el Comité de Burien
11/29/2021
¿Le gustaría estar al servicio de la comunidad y ayudar a formular leyes y políticas a nivel local? ¿Tiene experiencia y conocimientos para aportar? Considere postularse a 1 de los 11 puestos vacantes en la Junta Asesora, la Comisión y el Comité de Burien.
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Outgoing Councilmembers Krystal Marx, Pedro Olguin, and Nancy Tosta to Be Honored
11/24/2021
On December 6, 2021, the community is invited to a virtual reception honoring the service and dedication of Burien Deputy Mayor Krystal Marx and Councilmembers Pedro Olguin and Nancy Tosta.
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Burien Climate Action Plan Adopted. Illustration of people, parks, buildings, windmills.
Plan Lays Out Strategies for Burien To Reach Carbon Neutrality By 2050 And Increase Community Resiliency
11/23/2021
The Burien City Council adopted Burien’s first community-level Climate Action Plan on November 15, 2021. Implementation of the plan will occur over time, with actions beginning in 2022. Short-term actions will focus on policy changes alongside building the capacity to support climate action at both the municipal and community level.
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Utility Tax Relief Program Expands to More Burien Residents, More Utility Services
11/17/2021
The City of Burien is announcing that applications are now open for the City’s utility tax relief program. The Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 782, expanding the types of utility taxes eligible for rebate to also include water, sewer, and cellular phone.
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Survey Responses Will Inform New Public Art Plan for Burien
10/19/2021
The community is invited to take a survey and provide feedback on the priorities that should guide the development of the final public art plan. The survey is open through December 31, 2021.
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Burien Community Center and Moshier Art Center to Require Vaccine Verification or Negative COVID-19 Test
10/15/2021
Starting October 25, 2021, a verification of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test will be required by Public Health — Seattle & King County to participate in activities, events, fitness programs, performances, or other gatherings at the Burien Community Center and the Moshier Art Center.
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Burien Renters Are Encouraged to Apply for Rent and Utility Assistance
10/04/2021
The Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 783, extending Burien’s eviction moratorium through January 15, 2022. Burien renters are encouraged to apply for rent and utility assistance.
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New Rating Will Save City in Excess of $1.2 Million On Debt Interest Over Ten Years
09/29/2021
The City of Burien has had its bond rating upgraded to its highest level yet, from “Aa2” to “Aa1”, after a credit opinion issued August 24, 2021 by Moody’s Investor Services.
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Upcoming meeting on Ambaum and Boulevard Park Community Plans
09/16/2021
Community is invited to attend Planning Commission meeting for updates on Ambaum and Boulevard Park Community Plans.
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Puget Sound Starts Here Campaign Focuses on Vehicle-related Contaminants
09/15/2021
Across Puget Sound, cities and counties are coming together this September to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month.
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Community Events in Burien Will Follow COVID Safety Measures
09/09/2021
For the safety and health of our community and economy, the City of Burien is taking COVID-19 precautions very seriously during upcoming community events.
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Community Invited to Inaugural Welcoming Burien Event in Town Square Park
09/03/2021
To demonstrate the City of Burien’s commitment to being a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees, the City in partnership with Discover Burien is launching the inaugural “Welcoming Burien: Celebrating Culture and Community” event on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. This event will take place in Burien's Town Square Park and will coincide with Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week.
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Road Improvement and Asphalt Paving to Cause Local Traffic Impacts
09/03/2021
Beginning Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, October 15th road improvements and asphalt paving will impact local traffic in Gregory Heights, Lake Burien, Seahurst, and Shorewood neighborhoods.
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City of Burien Issues Call for Artists for 2022 Burien Gallery Program
08/25/2021
The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2022 Burien Gallery Program. The application deadline is Thursday, November 4, 2021.
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Law Prohibits Burien Businesses from Providing Single-use Carryout Plastic Bags at Point of Sale
08/20/2021
Starting October 1, 2021, the Burien plastic bag ban will go back into effect. The effective date is in alignment with Washington’s statewide plastic bag ban.
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Burien Community Center Opens August 12–14 as Cooling Center
08/11/2021
The City of Burien is opening the Burien Community Center to operate as a cooling center from August 12–14.
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Interactive Map Offers Chance to Weigh in on Ambaum and Boulevard Park Community Planning
08/03/2021
Burien community members are invited to interact with an online map designed to help gather feedback on Ambaum Blvd SW and Boulevard Park community planning.
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Survey Asks Community to Prioritize Strategies for Burien’s Climate Action Plan
07/26/2021
Community members are invited to take a survey to help prioritize strategies to reduce climate pollution and help protect our community from the worst impacts of climate change. The Burien Climate Action Plan survey is open from July 26 through August 25.
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New Housing Development Brings 230 Multifamily Housing Units to Downtown Core
07/19/2021
Construction has begun on [email protected], a new multifamily housing development which will bring 230 apartments and ground floor retail space to downtown Burien. The development will be sited on a former parking lot owned by the City of Burien as well as the site of a former commercial building.
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Fire Chief and City Manager Provide Tips for Keeping Safe in the Heat
06/24/2021
A record-breaking heat event is expected across our area this weekend. Read important public safety tips for staying cool.
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Burien City Council Approves DESC Burien Project for Inclusion in Affordable Housing Demonstration Program
06/23/2021
Burien City Council voted to include DESC Burien, a permanent supportive housing development, into the Burien Affordable Housing Demonstration Program.
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Temporary Rent and Utility Assistance is Available for Burien Residents; New Ordinance Expands Tenant Protections for Burien Renters
06/22/2021
City of Burien is announcing a dedicated rent and utility assistance fund for Burien residents. Burien City Council adopted additional tenant protections and extended an eviction moratorium for 90 calendar days after the end of the statewide moratorium.
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The City of Burien joins communities across the country in celebration and reflection on June 19
06/17/2021
Burien joins communities across the country on June 19 in commemorating the day enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told of their freedom in 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation declaring enslaved people in Confederate territory free.
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Community Invited to Meetings on Permanent Supportive Housing and Proposed Affordable Housing Demonstration Program Development
06/03/2021
Burien City Council will be hosting a public hearing a proposal from DESC to build a permanent supportive housing project in Burien. The public hearing will begin with a short presentation from City of Burien staff, and then be open for public comment.
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Representatives Provide Link Between Independent Investigation Team and Community
05/18/2021
The City of Burien and Burien Police Department are seeking people to serve as Community Representatives on an Independent Investigation Team for Burien.
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Burien Airport Committee and SEA Stakeholder Advisory Round Table Seeking Community Members to Advise on Airport Issues
05/17/2021
The City of Burien is seeking community members to apply to serve on the Burien Airport Committee or SEA Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable (StART) to help advocate for Burien’s needs as they relate to impacts of SeaTac Airport operations.
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Community Petition to Name Burien Skate Park for Tim Hunter Being Considered
05/17/2021
A community petition to name the Burien Skate Park to Tim Hunter Memorial Skate Park is being considered by the Burien Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The advisory board’s recommendation will be forwarded to Burien City Council for discussion and final decision.
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Compostable Food Service Product Law Now Takes Effect July 1, 2022
05/12/2021
The Burien City Council voted to delay the effective date of Ordinance 709 to July 1, 2022. This law restricts food service businesses in Burien from providing food and beverages in non-compostable food service products.
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