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The City of Burien economic development team will be conducting a citywide business survey in November 2022 with all brick-and-mortar and home occupation businesses with a City of Burien business license. 

A paper questionnaire in English and Spanish will be mailed to each business in Burien, and a postcard mailed to each business with a link to an online survey including additional language access options.

Once responses are received, business owner roundtables will be held to delve deeper into common themes from the survey or areas of interest where additional exploration may be necessary.

Results of the survey and business roundtables will be communicated to the Burien City Council during the first quarter of 2023.

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Chris Craig, Economic Development Manager

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The survey questionnaire was developed in partnership with the Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) as part of their 2022 workplan.

The last business survey was conducted in October 2018 and received 251 responses. Read a report on the results of the 2018 survey.

This is an archived page for a completed project. See all active projects on our Projects page. Visit the Tree Regulations and Permit Requirements page on the City website for more information.

The Burien City Council adopted new tree regulations to protect trees on private property in Burien during their October 3, 2022 meeting.

The protection of trees on private properties in Burien is important for many reasons. Studies show that trees help clean air, reduce the effects of global climate change, reduce stress, increase economic activity, increase property values, and make our community more attractive.

Illustration of a black-capped chickadee in front of a tree and blue sky.

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Project Timeline

Early 2021

Review and Analysis

Review current land use policies and tree code. Solicit community feedback.


Public Engagement and Code Development

Stakeholder engagement. Solicit ideas. Draft code.

Late 2021

Code Development

Draft land use tree code. Conduct SEPA environmental review. Planning Commission and City Council review.


Public Engagement Code Revisions

Refine and test land use tree code. Engage stakeholders and community outreach. Conduct SEPA environmental review. Planning Commission reviews code.

Late 2022


City Council adopts land use tree code. Outreach and education on new code begins.