The following public notice was sent to Burien Daily by Sargent Cindi West of the King County Sheriffs Department. To read more about the insident these Albertson’s employees are being honored for, see our publication from October, 2012.
On September 29th, of last year, a suspect accosted and attempted to abduct a 10 year old child at the Albertson’s at South 128th Street and 1st Avenue South in Burien.
Albertson’s employees, becoming aware of a commotion, intervened and successfully rescued the child and after a struggle, detained the suspect pending the arrival of the police.
On May 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer will honor the employee’s with the King County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the Sheriff’s Office 7th highest award conferred on an individual or group who demonstrate extremely meritorious dedication.
Please join Chief Kimerer and the Burien City Council when they acknowledge these very deserving citizens. (more…)
This summer muralist Augustina Droze will be creating a large mural on the wall on 4th Avenue SW at 151st, across from the Burien Library/City Hall on the building housing the Dollar Tree. We would love to have you create a pattern that may be used on the wall!
Augustina has created murals across the country and internationally, including Palm Beach, Chicago, Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Buffalo. She recently worked with underprivileged artists in Nagpur, India to create the largest mural in the city. (more…)
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara and his colleagues from his office, the King County Tax Advisor’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office held a meeting March 14 at the Burien Library/City Hall Building. Only about nine citizens attended. Hara said he has hosted nearly 400 such meetings in the last few years.
Hara was introduced by King County Councilmember Julia Patterson, District 5. She and Council member Joe McDermott, District 8, represent Burien. She also represents Sea Tac and Des Moines. (more…)
This article was published in partnership with the Highline Times and was written by Ty Swenson.
As the final bell rings at Burien-area high schools and junior highs teenagers are unleashed in droves, many feeling the freedom of that gap between class ending and dinner time back home.
A lot of teens end up at Burien’s library, which, to an outsider, might seem like a dream come true (“Your kids voluntarily go to the library!?”). But for many Burienites and others using the library, the teens congregating at and around the library have become a problem.
On the evening of July 21st, King County Council’s Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee will be hosting a special hearing to hear public testimony on the proposed transit cutbacks. The hearing will be held at the Burien City Hall in the first floor meeting room at 6pm.
In our original article we explained that King County Metro has announced plans to cut 17% of the public transit all across the county. This comes after an 80% increase in metro fares since 2007 and would result in the loss of 100 jobs as well as bringing Metro back to the rate it was running in 1996.
King County Metro currently faces a budget shortfall of $60 million and cutting routes is proposed as a means to bring the budget back into the black. The alternative plan is to add a $20 annual fee to every vehicle registered in King County.
The Council has already held two of the three hearings that gives the public an opportunity to voice their opinions about whether to cut 17% of transit or implement the $20 fee. The first two meetings which were held in Kirkland and Seattle had major resident turn out, with over 300 people signing up to speak at July 12th’s Seattle meeting.
The last of the three meetings will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 6pm in Burien. While the County as a whole faces a 17% cut in transit, Burien residents will have to deal with a much larger percentage of transit loss because multiple major lines that serve Burien are being completely eliminated.
Residents are advised to show up to this meeting as early as possible to ensure that they are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts and concerns.
If you would like to read the full article about transit cuts, click here.
The City of Burien sent out a press release today asking that residents of B-Town report any drainage issues that they have witnessed. The requested information will be used to help the City update the ‘Drainage Master Plan’ that will guide the City’s drainage related programs and capital projects over the coming years.
“The object of the Master Plan is to provide a surface water management plan that will help the City achieve the following goals:
The request doesn’t only apply to drainage, the City wants to know about any issues related to “water quality, wetlands, or critical areas.” You can accomplish this by reporting the issues directly to the folks at Burien City Hall or by filling out another of the City’s simple surveys here.
Check out the full press release below: