The Burien City Council rebuffed Lake Burien residents again April 1 in their efforts to have the city’s land use map changed to show the neighborhood as low-density use.
Mayor Brian Bennett and council members Jack Block, Jr., Rose Clark, Gerald Robison and Joan McGilton opposed placing the request on the 2013 comprehensive plan amendments docket. Deputy Mayor Lucy Krakowiak and Councilmember Bob Edgar voted to place it on the docket. (more…)
The Burien City Council voted 3 to 2 at their regularly scheduled meeting tonight, January 7, 2012, to appoint Councilmemeber Lucy Krakowiak as Deputy Mayor of the City of Burien.
The appointment came after a failed motion by Mayor Bennett to postpone the appointment because of the absence the Councilmembers Joan McGilton and Jerry Robison who were excused because of unspecified illness.
With a nomination of Lucy Krakowiak by Jack Block, Jr. and the nomination of former Deputy Mayor Rose Clark by Mayor Bennett, Krakowiak was appointed with the support of Block, Edgar, and herself. (more…)
An attempt to push off the November election vote on the annexation of Unincorporated King County failed at Monday’s Burien City Council meeting.
On April 2, 2012, the City Council passed Resolution No. 330 by four to three vote. This resolution allowed for the City of Burien to pursue placing annexation of Unincorporated King County on the November 6th general election ballot.
The attempt to push back voting on annexation came from a motion made by Council Member Jack Block, Jr. after nearly one hour of public hearing where people spoke for and against annexation as well as about other various topics. (more…)
This Monday brings with it the first Burien City Council meeting of the new year as well as the first meeting for newly elected Bob Edgar. The City of Burien sent out a press release announcing that it would be holding a reception for newly elected and reelected officials. The meeting will start at 6:30pm of at Burien City Hall prior to the scheduled Council Meeting.
If you are a registered voter in King County, you should be receiving your ballot from King County Elections any day now if you haven’t already. If you forgot to register to vote or just became eligible to vote in Washington, you still have until October 31 at 4:30pm to register in person at the King County Elections office in Renton.
If you registered to vote, you have probably fully intended to participate in the elections and not just waste tax dollars and paper. Lets face it, it’s a pretty easy thing to lose a piece of mail these days. With most people calling, texting, and emailing, it’s a fairly significant event when someone sends a letter or one receives something that isn’t a bill or junk mail. With all of that clutter, it’s easy to lose track of your ballot and then forget to vote all together. Here’s the solution: vote today!
This list contains information about most of the items one would find on a Burien voting ballot. If you find a source that you believe should be included on this list, leave it in the comments or email email@example.com and we’ll add it in.
Burien City Council
Initiative Measure No. 1125:
Initiative Measure No. 1125 concerns
state expenditures on transportation. This measure would prohibit the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes, and require that road and bridge tolls be set by the legislature and be project-specific.
YES – NO
Initiative Measure No. 1163:
Initiative Measure No. 1163 concerns long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people. This measure would reinstate background checks, training, and other requirements for long-term care workers and providers, if amended in 2011; and address financial accountability and administrative expenses of the long-term in-home care program.
YES – NO
Initiative Measure No. 1183:
Initiative Measure No. 1183 concerns liquor: beer, wine, and spirits (hard liquor). This measure would close state liquor stores and sell their assets; license private parties to sell and distribute spirits; set license fees based on sales; regulate licensees; and change regulation of wine distribution.
YES – NO
Senate Joint Resolution No. 8205:
The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on repealing article VI, section 1A, of the Washington Constitution. This amendment would remove an inoperative provision from the state constitution regarding the length of time a voter must reside in Washington to vote for president and
Senate Joint Resolution No. 8206:
The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on the budget stabilization account maintained in the state treasury. This amendment would require the legislature to transfer additional moneys to the budget stabilization account in each fiscal biennium in which the state has received “extraordinary revenue growth,” as defined, with certain limitations.