Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study
By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council needs to start thinking about the city as being six times larger than its official 28,000 population because of the effects of the international airport the city limits surrounds, City Manager Joe Scorcio told the Council Tuesday (April 11). He said the staff has come up with a new online statistical document called 'SeaTac at a Glance' to “get a really good handle on just how big SeaTac is as a city.” For example, he noted that SeaTac has problems and issues “much larger than the 28,000 population, because it has officially up to 170,000 people on ...
Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago
[embed]https://youtu.be/5x8-YYNIALk[/embed] By Jack Mayne Two young schoolgirls told the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night of the fear generated amongst their music classmates when a teacher told them that new President Donald Trump would want immigrants to leave the U.S. and “go to their own island or country” (see video above). Safaa Sedite brought the two young girls to the SeaTac City Council session to “tell their own stories in their own words” about a third grade music teacher’s comments on the ideas of the new American president. Catherine Carbone Rogers, the Highline School District’s chief communications officer, said Wednesday the matter was considered ...
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Why Seattle Southside?
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay In 1988 the Tukwila/Sea-Tac Chamber joined with the greater Highline Chamber to form a new Chamber, the Greater Burien/Sea-Tac/Tukwila Chamber of Commerce. Less than a year later, we changed our name to the Southwest King County Chamber. We later added the communities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to our service area, and never looked back. That is, until last year, when the board and leadership agreed to broaden our reach even further with an alliance ...
The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists to reflect different opinions and views of SeaTac residents. Those interested can e-mail us at [email protected]] by Earl Gipson The Ugly Lets start with the Ugly and how Sound Transit maintains the Kick’N Ride at 176th and International. The potholes pictured have been there a long time and presents a great obstacle course and a sweet greeting to drop-offs and visitors alike (sarcasm). My rural driveway is bigger/maintained better ...
Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’
By Jack Mayne Hamburger lovers and the chance for a Dick’s Drive-In location in SeaTac spurred City Manager Joe Scorcio to ask if the Council wanted a resolution prepared asking the chain to locate in the city. They did. It will be ready for a vote at the April 14 Council meeting. Councilmember Erin Sitterley said now deceased founder Dick Spady was about community. It is not just a hamburger, Sitterley said, “it's about community. This is about watching communities come together for something as seemingly minor as a small, family run hamburger stand,” Sitterley said. “I would hope our Council will come out ...
By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Adorable 3-BD & Unique 4-BD in Normandy Park
STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend. The first Open House is an absolutely adorable 3-bedroom home priced at just... [Read more]
A new summer-long entertainment series will kick off at the Sound Transit Angle Lake Light Rail Station Plaza, premiering Wednesday, May 10, with the first of five performances to be held on the second... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Highline Premier FC has had fantastic tryouts for all age groups up to this point and formed some solid teams for the 2017/18 season, and next up are for girls and boys born in 2006 and 2007 with tryouts... [Read more]
The Design & Engineering program at SeaTac’s Chinook Middle School is getting a helping hand thanks to a $5,000 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant for their B3 program. The program –... [Read more]
The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle will be performing the Music of Spain & South America on Saturday, May 13, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. This performance is FREE to attend –... [Read more]
The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The plant sale is a chance to see this picturesque public garden and hear about its... [Read more]
By Joseph Scorcio SeaTac City Manager The deadline for requesting changes of the SeaTac Comprehensive Plan and to city development regulation is on Friday, April 28. The biennial Comprehensive Plan Amendment... [Read more]
The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave S. (map below). This is an open and free... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Ballard 2-BD & Exceptional Des Moines Condo
STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend. The first Open House is this brand new unit in Ballard, open on both Saturday... [Read more]Read More Headlines