This meeting started off exceptionally quietly, with only around ten community members in attendance, but the seats gradually filled in as the night progressed- and tensions rose. Continue reading
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
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
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