How city government works for you and with you.
We are kicking off a series telling stories about ways your local government works. You’ll get to meet a few of the City staff who work hard behind the scenes to deliver service to the Burien community. We also show how community feedback influences not only new legislation, but also where infrastructure is built or updates to zoning that allow for certain types of housing and development.
Your City at Work: Improving the Lives of Youth in Our Community
The City offers many youth programs, helping kids reconnect to others after a long two years of isolation at home.
Your City at Work: Rental Housing Inspection Program Helps Landlords and Tenants Live in Safe and Healthy Housing
Rental housing inspection programs like Burien’s are a helpful tool in keeping rental properties maintained, lessening the need for tenants to demand repairs to their housing unit.
Your City at Work: How Infrastructure Projects Get Built
From streets to stormwater systems, public infrastructure is a critical component of a safe and healthy community.
Your City at Work: Changing Community Reflected in City Budget
Developing our City’s budget requires both knowledge of municipal finance and an understanding of what the government organization and community needs.
Your City at Work: Code Enforcement Creates Safe and Healthy Community
Michael Amaya, Burien’s new code enforcement officer, is not only new to the City of Burien, but also to the Pacific Northwest.
Your City at Work: How Burien’s City Clerk Keeps the Doors of Government Open to All
For Megan Gregor, being a city clerk is a vocation. She works long hours to achieve her role’s primary mission—accessibility and transparency of government operations.
Your City at Work: Community Plans Create Shared Rules to Build a Burien that Works for Everyone
Community planning is a way for our neighborhoods to prepare for the future, with an eye toward meeting the needs of people who live, work, and visit here now.