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Burien City Council Summary: 5/16/2022


City Council Regular Meeting Summary: 05/16/2022

Roll Call: All members present
Proclamations: Citizen of the Year Award – Tony Hayes from Burien Eats, Mental Health Awareness Month, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, Older Americans Month
City Manager’s Report

  • City Manager Hire
    • Recruitment closed over weekend; 55 applications received
    • Assessment workshop
    • Friday June 10 – public may attend special meeting – interviews
    • Monday June 13 – Assessment results; final review; consensus and vote

City Clerk’s Office Update

  • Megan Gregor City Clerk leaving.
  • Heather Dumlao Deputy City Clerk will be assuming both roles on an interim basis.

Update from Chief Boe

  • Social media incident addressed – citizen trespass from business; accused of spray painting the business.
  • Investigation in process, C. Moore and Garcia pressed Chief Boe on the de-escalation tactics used by the responding police officers.

Public Comment

  • Annie P. – AARPA funding – Denver climate protection plan incentives, climate plan, North Seatac Park.
  • Holly C. – Hazard Pay on behalf of Grocery Association; take issue back up; union pay increases but not where hazard pay is applied, Covid statistics, calling for it to end.
  • Charles S. – Calling for temporary pay increase for the Deputy City Clerk, while she is performing both roles.
  • Dr. Chestine E. – Lack of ethical behavior in current council; BEDP meeting with council. C. Moore online interactions criticized. Rude bullying of businesses.

Consent Agenda
Approved unanimously.
Correspondence to Council
Public Hearing
Res No. 479 – Adoption of 2023-2028 6-year Transportation Improvement Program

  • 136th Budget changes
  • 160th/SR 509 roundabout
  • 4th ave SW eliminate overlapping scope with Project #10.0
  • Transportation Master Plan will identify new priorities
  • Many grants being applied for
  • No public comment
  • Vote: Resolution moved to consent agenda of next regular business meeting unanimously.

Business Agenda
Equitable Community Engagement Process

  • Outreach efforts from the City to ensure that community members’ values and needs are met.
  • Empower and uplift voices; community engagement and education.
  • Community liaisons; multilingual, reach communities not heard from in the past.

Approval of Salary Increase of Interim City Clerk – Heather Dumlao

  • Serving in two capacities on an interim basis
  • Vote: Approved unanimously

Grocery Worker Hazard Pay

  • Auburn, Port Angeles proposed ordinance never adopted; Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds, Olympia ordinances still in effect; Seattle’s ordinance repealed by city council, but repeal was vetoed by mayor; Federal Way, Snohomish ordinance has ended; King County has repealed; Pierce County proposed ordinance vetoed and never took effect.
  • Holly Chisa – Grocer Employer Advocate – explained UFCW union wage increases that won’t take effect in areas with hazard pay implemented; $4-9 price increase over the next year, dependent on seniority, which cannot take place with hazard pay in place.
  • S. Mora made motion to repeal Hazard Pay effective May 31, seconded by J. Matta. No vote
  • K. Schilling made motion to postpone discussion to next regular business meeting, seconded by J. Matta. Vote: 6-1 Yes: C. Moore, K. Schilling, S. Aragon, J. Matta, S. Moore, H. Garcia; No: S. Mora

Res No. 480 Repeal Res. No. 329 – Time and Place of City Council Meetings

  • Allow the public to attend meetings at City Hall again.
  • Vote: Approved unanimously

City Manager Report

  • Pride flag rules suspended to raise flag on June 1; Motion K. Schilling, seconded H. Garcia. Vote: 6-0-1 Yes: C. Moore, K. Schilling, S. Aragon, J. Matta, S. Moore, H. Garcia; Abstain: S. Mora
  • North Seatac Park feasibility study on acquiring the park, and property from the Port of Seattle (community center and other buildings)
  • City awarded a grant of $500,000 to replace HVAC system at Burien Community Center.
  • Lake Burien park landscaping efforts.

How to Watch City Council Meetings

You can watch City Council meetings by streaming it online from your phone, tablet, or computer or by watching it on Channel 21 on Comcast.


Burien City Council meetings are held both in person in Council Chambers at Burien City Hall and virtually using Zoom webinar software.

City staff are working on a plan to support board and commission meetings that accommodate both in-person and virtual attendance. Public meetings will remain virtual through September.

See below the options for attending a live meeting, watching the live broadcast, and providing public comment.

How to Provide Public Comment

There are four ways to provide public comment:

  1. Attend a meeting: The City Council meets on a regular schedule at Burien City Hall’s Council Chambers. When you arrive, please sign up to speak your public comment. You will be allowed to speak for up to two minutes from the podium.
  2. Public Comment Form: You can provide a public comment in advance by filling out the public comment form. The City Clerk will read your comment aloud for up to two minutes per comment during the meeting. You must submit your comment by 6:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
  3. Email: You can provide a public comment in advance by sending an email to cityclerk@burienwa.gov. The City Clerk will read your comment aloud for up to two minutes during the meeting. Please clearly state the meeting date for which you would like your comment to be read. Emails must be sent by 6:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
  4. Online (Zoom): If you would like to speak during public comment but attend virtually, you will need to login to the Zoom meeting that begins at approximately 7 p.m. Please read the instructions for participation before logging in.

If you are planning to attend a meeting, we encourage community members to sign up for public comment by 6:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting. During meetings, community members will be called on in the following order:

  1. High Priority: those who have signed up to speak (either virtually or in-person) will be called upon in the order received.
  2. Priority: those who are in attendance (either virtually or in-person) and indicate they would like to comment.
  3. Low Priority: if time permits, written comments will be read aloud; all written comments shall be sent to the City Council and noted in the meeting minutes.

The meeting time allotted for the public comment period is 30 minutes (at maximum).

You can find agendas, minutes, and other information about council meetings in the online meeting center.

Language Access

The City of Burien offers Spanish interpretation during every virtual City Council meeting. Any attendee may access this service.

Once you log into the meeting, click on the “Interpretation” link at the bottom of your screen. If you need an interpreter for another language, please contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@burienwa.gov at least two business days prior to the meeting date.

La Ciudad de Burien ofrece interpretación en español durante cada reunión virtual del Ayuntamiento. Cualquier asistente puede acceder a este servicio.

Cuando haya iniciado sesión en la reunión, haga clic en el enlace “Interpretación” en la parte inferior de la pantalla. Si necesita un intérprete para otro idioma, comuníquese con el Secretario de la Ciudad en cityclerk@burienwa.gov al menos dos días hábiles antes de la fecha de la reunión.

Updated July 21, 2022


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