Burien City Council Meeting 8/07/2017

This was the fifth, and potentially final, meeting to discuss the Burien’s “Sanctuary City” ordinance. They were prepared for the huge attendance with a television stationed in the hall outside, broadcasting the meeting for the standing-room crowd.

For this meeting, Debi Wagner joined the council by phone.

Senator King Lysen was honored for his work as State Senator. He was a longtime Burien resident and teacher, who worked with and supported many local unions, as well as protecting local parks and wildlife. Continue reading

Burien City Council Special Meeting on Sanctuary City Status 7/31

Last night we had a packed house at Burien City Hall. By far, the majority of the crowd, nearly 50 of whom spoke publicly during the meeting, were in favor of Burien remaining a sanctuary city. The special meeting was required because the organization “Respect Washington” (led by Craig Keller, a Seattle resident) filed an initiative with just enough signatures by July 21st, to force the Council to either rescind the sanctuary ordinance or put it to a vote by the people. Continue reading

What You Missed at the July 17 City Council Meeting

Hugo Garcia speaks out against Prop 1
7pm July 17, 2017
 Location: City Hall

This meeting covered the Council’s appreciation for former Mayor Joan McGilten; changes to City Employee healthcare; the Parks and Rec PROS Plan and long term goals; the quarterly Economic Development report; Chief Kimerer’s report about Continue reading