Live in recently annexed North Burien? You might be eligible for City Council

If you are in the recently annexed North Burien (North Highline) area and have lived there at least a year, you’re eligible to run for the suddenly opening Burien City Council seat, according to this news release:

The City of Burien is accepting applications for City Council Position 6 which is being vacated on Dec. 31, 2010. Incumbent Councilmember Kathy Keene recently announced she is leaving the position in order to retire in Florida next year.

Applicants must be a registered voter and have lived in the City for at least one year. Residents of the North Highline area that was annexed to Burien in April 2010 are eligible if they have lived in their North Highline residence at least one year.

Prospective Councilmembers should have an interest in City government and in serving their community. Councilmembers typically attend three or more evening Council meetings a month and participate on local and regional governmental organizations. Councilmembers are paid $600 per month.

The City Council will review the applications and interview top candidates. Councilmembers will vote the appointment at the Jan. 3, 2011, Council meeting after which the successful applicant will be sworn into office. The newly appointed Councilmember will fulfill Keeneā€™s term which expires on Dec. 31, 2011. The Councilmember will have to run for the office at the next General Election, in November 2011, to continue in the position.

Applications are available at City Hall, 400 S.W. 152nd St,, Ste. 300, online at or by calling (206) 248-5517. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.


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