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City of Burien Council Position No. 1

Salary: $7200Term: 4 yearsThe Burien city council is responsible for policy making, and for appointing a professional city manager, who is responsible for administration. Under the council-manager statutes, the city council is prohibited from interfering with the manager's administration. The city manager, however, is directly accountable to and can be removed by a majority vote of the council at any time.
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What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

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Phone (253) 653-4568
Town where you live Burien
Experience (300 characters max) I have invested my entire adult life and career dedicated to improving the lives of working families by advocating for improved working conditions with dignity and respect.
The City of Burien needs a higher investment in street lights, roads, and speed bumps.
The City of Burien invests less than 1% of the total budget on health and human services, additionally because of the lack of leadership there is an unwillingness to collaborate with other South King County municipalities to help leverage resources and provide mitigation programs. Essentially implementing an enforcement-only response to homelessness and further criminalization of those in poverty should not be our only program to mitigate homelessness.
We need to provide resources and affordability to all people on fix incomes.
First, there’s no such thing a human being legal or illegal, legal label is entry without inspection or overstayed visa. Over the last year, since the November election, I have worked with 2 immigrant rights groups (WA. Immigrant Solidarity Network and Burien Represent) which are the 2 groups that coordinated efforts in Burien to convert it into a Sanctuary City. We need to build an inclusive community.
Along with issues of homelessness and Sanctuary City, Burien is dealing with the NIMBY of airport expansion and flight change pattern, and dealing with the issue of public safety, and future growth and development.
All 3 issues are urgent and important, I would focus on growth and development first. We need to ensure are we have further development that is inclusive, affordable and with an element of a community benefits agreement to ensure local employment percentages and provision of family wages.
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