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Burien Council going to the dogs

The Burien City Council is going to the dogs once again—this time on Monday, Feb. 2.

A few years ago, city lawmakers hosted several dogs and their owners at a regular council meeting. That time, the canines and their people were trying to convince council members to approve an on-leash dog park in the city.

The dogs are returning in triumph on Feb. 2 as Kellie Bassen, chair of B-Town Dog Group, will present the city a $15,000 check for the dog park.

The check represents the amount Bassen’s group agreed to raise for the off-leash park. The city will match the group’s amount and a Burien business is expected to contribute the remaining amount needed in exchange for naming rights.

The off-leash facility will be located in the upper portion of Lakeview Park, 422 S.W. 160th St.

The nonprofit group is asking owners to bring their well-behaved dogs to the 7 p.m. council meeting at city hall, 400 S.W. 152nd St., not only to celebrate but also to urge lawmakers to budget park construction for this year instead of 2016.

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