Opinion Section

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

LETTER: ‘City of Burien Has a Structural Financial Deficit & is Going Broke’

To the Editor: The City of Burien has a structural financial deficit and is going broke. At the City Council meeting of October 22, 2012, the City Manager/Mike Martin and the City Council tried to deny... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

LETTER: Did Oct. 4 NHUAC Annexation Forum Violate PDC Guidelines?

Dear B-Town Blog: The October 4, 2012 supposed informational forum sponsored by the NHUAC, struck me as a political rally put on by the King County Executive’s Office to promote the annexation on Area... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

LETTER: ‘Councilmember Intentionally Misrepresenting Annexation Issue’

White Center Blog: At the White Center and B-Town Blog-sponsored public debate last Tuesday, October 2, Burien City Council member Jerry Robison stated that “if White Center does not vote to go to... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

LETTER: Reader Has ‘Many Concerns’ About Annexation of White Center

Hi B-Town Blog, There are many concerns I have about the upcoming possible annexation of White Center to Burien. I will focus on only 3 concerns: We are all going to have to pay more taxes for this annexation.... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

LETTER: Burien Not Interested in Sharing Correct Information About Annexation

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our sister site The B-Town Blog posted this Letter to the Editor, which we thought was relevant enough to re-post here: The Burien City Staff is not really interested in getting correct... [Read more]

LETTER: Anti-Annexation Protestor Removed from White Center Jubilee Days

LETTER: Anti-Annexation Protestor Removed from White Center Jubilee Days

To the Editor – Citizens in the White Center/Area Y annexation area were censored from hearing both sides of the annexation issue by the Committee Chairman of White Center Jubilee Days and the President... [Read more]

POLL: Should W.C. Chamber Abolish Proposed ‘Rat City’ Marketing Campaign?

POLL: Should W.C. Chamber Abolish Proposed ‘Rat City’ Marketing Campaign?

Click image to see larger screenshot of the Chamber's new website. A new marketing campaign that calls White Center “Rat City” is getting some recent attention, according to an email sent... [Read more]

LETTER: Visitor to Burien CARES Animal Shelter was ‘Pretty Much Appalled’

LETTER: Visitor to Burien CARES Animal Shelter was ‘Pretty Much Appalled’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Letter is taken from page 9 of this week’s Burien City Council packet, which is part of the public record:] I recently visited with the Burien CARES Animal Shelter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien is Legally Not Supposed to be Out Promoting Annexation’

LETTER: ‘Burien is Legally Not Supposed to be Out Promoting Annexation’

Burien held its first Outreach Meeting on Annexation at Glen Acres on Monday, May 14, 2012. Strangely, it was not open to the public to attend. City Council members were encouraged not to attend this event... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG: If N. Highline Annexed, Burien Will Have to Provide Animal Control

B-TOWN BLOG: If N. Highline Annexed, Burien Will Have to Provide Animal Control

Our sister site The B-Town Blog published a Letter to the Editor Thursday night (May 3) from John Poitras that says: I attended the NHUAC meeting where King County Animal control did a presentation about... [Read more]

LETTER: Concerns About Jerry Robison, Mike Martin and Area Y Annexation

LETTER: Concerns About Jerry Robison, Mike Martin and Area Y Annexation

At the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting (NHUAC) in White Center on April 5, 2012, regular agenda presenter Mike Martin, Burien City Manager, launched a public attack against some of the... [Read more]