Tagged with 'Opinion'

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]

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

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

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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]