Tagged with 'Opinion'

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: ‘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 LETTER: At NHUAC, Mike Martin Made ‘Surprising Announcement’

B-TOWN BLOG LETTER: At NHUAC, Mike Martin Made ‘Surprising Announcement’

Our sister site The B-Town Blog has posted a Letter to the Editor from Reader John Poitras, stating that at the April 5 NHUAC Meeting, Mike Martin Made ‘Surprising Announcement.’ Read the full letter... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘NHUAC Represents Views of Very Few People Who Live in Area Y’

LETTER: ‘NHUAC Represents Views of Very Few People Who Live in Area Y’

At the City Council meeting on March 19, 2012, there were citizen presentations questioning some city staff and city council members’ association with the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC). Who... [Read more]

OPINION: The City of Burien Needs to Slow Down on Annexation Vote

OPINION: The City of Burien Needs to Slow Down on Annexation Vote

The Burien City Council will ask King County to hold a vote on annexing the final part of the North Highline Unincorporated Area on Aug. 7. What’s the hurry? The City Council agreed at the March... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some Facts The Berk Report Failed To Mention About Annexing…’

LETTER: ‘Some Facts The Berk Report Failed To Mention About Annexing…’

Some Facts the Berk Report failed to mention about annexing AreaY/White Center-Part 1: While the Burien City Manager and the media have quoted the Berk Report as stating that the Annexation of Area Y/White... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What Does White Center Need To Get Out Of Its Rut?’

LETTER: ‘What Does White Center Need To Get Out Of Its Rut?’

What does White Center need most to get out of its rut? Is it more grants, more money being spent on insular projects that make those living here not give up hope? Is it social services, which, yes, are... [Read more]

VIDEO LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Ed Dacy’s View On Annexation

VIDEO LETTER: Burien City Council Candidate Ed Dacy’s View On Annexation

My most recent video outlines my views on annexation of the Top Hat/White Center area into the City of Burien: - Ed Dacy Candidate for Burien City Council     [Have something you'd like to... [Read more]

LETTER: It’s ‘Time To Put Away Smoke & Mirrors’ About Annexing White Center

LETTER: It’s ‘Time To Put Away Smoke & Mirrors’ About Annexing White Center

From our sister site The B-Town Blog comes this Letter to the Editor from Burien City Council Candidate Bob Edgar: For almost one and a half years, the Burien City Manager (Mike Martin) has been publicly... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Manscaper

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Manscaper

by Dave Markwell While standing a little closer to the mirror than I am generally comfortable with this morning, I noticed a couple of stray eyebrow hairs sticking straight out like cockroach antennae.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Today we're premiering a regular column we feature on our sister site The Waterland Blog. "Feel Good Friday" is written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell:] by Dave Markwell As I stepped... [Read more]