News & Announcements

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Neighborhood Grants Empower Neighbors to Improve Their Community
02/23/2024
Applications are now being accepted for the City of Burien’s annual Neighborhood Grants Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage projects that foster community and create community improvements in an equitable manner.
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Kevin Schilling Elected Mayor and Stephanie Mora Elected Deputy Mayor
01/31/2024
The Burien City Council voted on January 8, 2024 to elect Kevin Schilling to serve as mayor for a two-year term and Stephanie Mora for a one-year term as deputy mayor.
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Haga una solicitud hoy para formar parte del Consejo, de la Comisión o del Comité Consultivos de Burien
11/30/2023
¿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 hacer una solicitud para 1 de los 11 puestos vacantes que existen en el consejo, comisión o comité consultivos!
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Apply Today to Serve on a Burien Advisory Board, Commission, or Committee
11/30/2023
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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Park Closure Alert.
Eagle Landing Park to Close for Construction Starting November 27, 2023
11/22/2023
Burien’s Eagle Landing Park will be temporarily closed to the public starting Monday, November 27, 2023 while construction occurs on the Eagle Landing Park Stairway Project.
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“It’s a Wonderful Burien” Event Series Encourages Community to Celebrate and Shop Local in Burien
11/17/2023
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 enjoying unique dining, shopping, and seasonal experiences hosted by Burien’s businesses, arts organizations, and community partners.
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Accepting Nominations for 2024 Citizen of the Year
11/16/2023
Help us recognize a person or organization who has made outstanding contributions to the Burien community in 2023 by nominating them for the Burien City Council’s Citizen of the Year award.
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Open House Opportunity for Community to Weigh in on Four Major City Planning Efforts
10/30/2023
The City of Burien is re-imagining the long-term future of our city through a coordinated planning effort called "Shape Your City". The community is invited to attend the Shape Your City Open House to provide feedback on concepts and drafts for several planning efforts.
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Community Invited to Green Burien Partnership Environmental Restoration Events in Burien Parks this Fall
10/16/2023
To celebrate the kickoff of planting season in the Pacific Northwest, the Green Burien Partnership is hosting several environmental restoration events in Burien parks this fall.
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Community Invited to Third Annual Welcoming Burien Event in Town Square Park
08/14/2023
The City of Burien and Discover Burien will mark their third year of bringing neighbors together to celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 8-17) with a day of community connection, play, and celebration!
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Applications Open for Seven Positions on Burien Planning Commission
Solicitudes abiertas para la candidatura en siete puestos de la Comisión de Planificación de Burien
08/01/2023
La Ciudad de Burien está aceptando solicitudes para siete puestos vacantes en la Comisión de Planificación de Burien. El propósito de la Comisión de Planificación es proporcionar orientación y dirección al Concejo de la Ciudad sobre el futuro crecimiento de Burien a través de la revisión, el análisis y las recomendaciones para el Plan Integral y los documentos relacionados con el uso del suelo. Los comisionados de planificación dedican su tiempo para ayudar a planificar el futuro de sus comunidades.
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Applications Open for Seven Positions on Burien Planning Commission
08/01/2023
The City of Burien is accepting applications for seven open positions on the Burien Planning Commission. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide guidance and direction to the Burien City Council on Burien's future growth through review, analysis, and recommendations for the Comprehensive Plan and related land use documents. Planning commissioners volunteer their time to help plan the future of their communities.
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Permit Center Temporary Closure Necessary to Support New Online Permit System Launch
07/21/2023
The City of Burien is launching a new online permit system to enhance online tracking of permit status and improve customer service. To complete final tasks for launching the system, the Burien Permit Center will need to close July 24-28, 2023.
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Community Emergency Response Team Training Helps You Prepare for Emergencies
07/07/2023
Be prepared for the next emergency or disaster by completing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered by the Cities of Burien and Des Moines. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a CERT certificate and be better prepared to assist your family, neighborhood, and community in an emergency.
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Applications for Utility Tax Relief Program Due in December
07/05/2023
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 15, 2023. Rebates will be issued by the end of February 2024.
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Neighborhood Grants Aim to Build Neighbor Connections and Improve the Community
06/30/2023
The City of Burien is launching a new neighborhood grants program to encourage projects that foster community and create community improvements in an equitable manner. The Burien Neighborhood Grants program will provide up to $5,000 per project. Community members must match the grant with an equally valued amount of local resources that could include volunteer labor, donated materials, donated professional services, or cash.
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Prepare Now for Heat and Smoke Events
06/29/2023
This summer is forecast be hot and dry, and the risk of wildfires and smoke will be increased. Read our summer safety tips including ways to keep cool, even without air conditioning, and ways to protect you and your family from smoke.
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Penalties for Fireworks Possession, Discharge, and Hosting in Effect
06/28/2023
The City of Burien wants to remind community members that the possession and discharge of illegal fireworks carries penalties. A “social host” ordinance is also in place, which places responsibility for the discharge fireworks on to the property owner where discharge of fireworks occurs.
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City of Burien Denounces Theft of Pride Flags
06/27/2023
On the morning of June 25, 2023, the City of Burien’s Pride flag, which was raised in front of Burien City Hall earlier this month, was stolen.
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Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program to Help Burien Businesses
06/14/2023
The City of Burien is making available grant funding to support small businesses as they navigate the continuing economic impacts of the pandemic. Eligible businesses can apply for $5,000 pandemic recovery grants that do not need to be repaid.
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Statement from City of Burien.
City of Burien Response to King County’s Letter Refusing to Provide Sheriff’s Service
05/24/2023
The City of Burien is finalizing a lease agreement with Burien CARES, a nonprofit organization that provides Burien’s animal control services, to operate a dog park on a Burien-owned lot at 6th Ave SW between SW 151st Street and SW 152nd Street. The lot is currently the site of an unsanctioned encampment.
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City of Burien Invites Community to Pride Flag Raising Event at Burien City Hall
05/17/2023
The City of Burien is kicking off a celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month by raising the Pride flag over Burien City Hall in a ceremony to be held on June 1, 2023 from 10-10:30 a.m.
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Statement from the City of Burien
Statement from the City of Burien
04/25/2023
Councilmember Cydney Moore and Planning Commission Chair Charles Schaefer acted as private citizens and not as public officials on the evening of March 30, 2023 when they shared information with people living outside of Burien Library/City Hall that led them to move their encampment.
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Marketing Workshop
Businesses Are Invited to Free Workshop to Boost Their Social Media Presence
04/14/2023
The City of Burien and InnerActivate are hosting a free, custom-tailored workshop for small businesses on content creation, maximizing search engine optimization (SEO), understanding Google Analytics, and tools for planning and posting.
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City of Burien Launching Second Phase of Community Engagement to Support Major Updates to the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
04/05/2023
The City of Burien is re-imagining the long-term future of our city through a coordinated planning effort called "Shape Your City". During last year’s community visioning phase, the Burien community shared their priorities and helped develop a shared vision and high-level priorities. Now, the City is coming back with questions that will help expand this vision and priorities to build more specific strategies and solutions for the community to evaluate.
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Congratulations Vicky Hartley on 2023 Citizen of the Year Award
03/31/2023
The Burien City Council selected Vicky Hartley to be the 2023 Burien Citizen of the Year.
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Statement from City of Burien
03/31/2023
Today the Burien Condo Association began enforcement of their new policy which bans overnight camping on the Burien Library and City Hall property.
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City of Burien Invites Local Businesses to Free Workshop to Build Online Presence
03/09/2023
The City of Burien and InnerActivate are hosting a free workshop tailored for small business on the value, dynamics, and best practices for social media marketing.
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Burien community encouraged to participate in year-long 30th anniversary celebration
02/28/2023
The City of Burien will celebrate its 30th anniversary of incorporation on February 28, 2023. The City will be partnering with local community organizations to incorporate the 30th anniversary theme in community events, on social media, and in special publications throughout the year. The community is invited to celebrate alongside the City by incorporating the 30th anniversary theme into their own events and programs.
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City of Burien Launches Paid Forest Steward Program
02/06/2023
New paid forest steward positions have been created to empower communities underrepresented in urban forestry to take ownership of their local parks and greenspaces.
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City of Burien Responds to Snow and Ice
12/20/2022
Learn more about the City of Burien’s response to snow and ice and ways you can stay safe.
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City of Burien Launches Storefront Repair Grant Program
12/19/2022
Grants of up to $1,000 will help reimburse small businesses that have experienced storefront property damage to windows or door glass from vandalism or property crime.
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Budget Maintains Programs and Services and Increases Human Services, Arts and Culture Funding
12/14/2022
The Burien City Council approved a two-year budget during their December 5, 2022 regular meeting. The budget continues funding for current programs and services and makes investments in key areas of need.
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Apply Today to Serve on a Burien Advisory Board, Commission, or Committee
12/13/2022
Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy? Do you have expertise to share? Consider applying for one of the 25 open positions on a Burien advisory board, commission, or committee!
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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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“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 Cooling Center.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fish leaping out of water.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illustration of outdoor scene featuring a street, business storefront, and pedestrians.
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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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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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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Landslide blocks road.
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. Illustration of people and speech bubbles.
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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Illustration of Burien City Hall.
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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