Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Today – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – is the City of SeaTac’s 28th Birthday!

Originally, the spelling of the new city was going to be Sea-Tac with a hyphen, but because of a typo it instead became SeaTac.

The final results for approving the city’s incorporation was 2,870 to 2,710.

According to HistoryLink.org:

On Feb. 28, 1990, the City of SeaTac, located in King County, officially incorporates.

Approximately 24,000 people reside in the new municipality, which will be run by a city council and a city manager.

On March 14, 1989, residents near Sea-Tac International Airport narrowly voted by mail to incorporate as a city to be called SeaTac.

Although the ballot specified that the city was to be called Sea-Tac, like the airport, the petition submitted to King County listed the name as SeaTac, without the hyphen.

The new city council will affirm the new city’s name as SeaTac.

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