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by Earl Gipson
Disappearing Outside Money
I check the Public Disclosure Commission website at least twice daily for campaign contributions and Independent Spending for our Council races. Overnight on the 27th, $7,645 vanished from Councilmember Gregerson’s Independent spending reporting. I have called the PDC to correct this error. So far, no reply. The money has been spent so there is no question its records are somewhere in the Phantom Zone at the PDC.
National Outside Money
Outside interests (here) are again trying to buy our city election (and taking a stab at Burien and Tukwila, too). Their money is pouring in from the South King County Working Families PAC (a shill for the SEIU and its ilk) in support of Gregeson and Andrews and negative ads/flyers for the challengers who dare take our city’s interests first (Kwon and Sitterley).
The outside money spent on Gregerson and Andrews is staggering for a city our size (here) as it was in 2011. SeaTac local businesses and citizens are trying mightily to fight back with our own PAC but the funds (here) are so far no match for those who wish to further corrupt our Council.
The same Councilmembers who were bought in 2011 are trying to hold their Council majority and further damage our city for political gain. The Council majority unilaterally imposed a 6 percent utility tax on everyone (look at your bills) and tried to silence Public input/access by policy changes/semantics. This is why my column exists. Silence us, will ya?
Just watch your mailboxes
The latest lie is that the challengers will cut police and fire. These are contracted to King County and the Kent RFA. SeaTac is now the seventh most dangerous City in Washington. Who caused the drop in safety and losing our Fire Department? The same Councilmember/s claiming to be its savior. Scare tactics, lying, and massive spending should alert all voters that SeaTac has been under attack for quite some time and its our time to defend ourselves with voting. Tossing your ballot aside will not work if you just look around, watch the news, watch the Council meetings and see the decline in our City.
Yes it’s spooky
Do we have vampires? You know, the Council members (Gregerson and friends) who have sucked the lifeblood and money from our Citizens and businesses (and a new one rising from the grave-Andrews). You see them on video and at Council Meetings but I wonder if they can see their own reflections.
Your vote to remove them and prevent a new one from replacing our beloved Terry Anderson is a stake through their black hearts before we have no more blood to give. Many long time residents have fled from these apparitions and moved. Others and I chose to stand and fight. We will not see our City go any further in becoming a crime ridden slum.