SeaTac City Council hears citizen opposition to doubling airport traffic
by Jack Mayne The idea that the Port of Seattle wants to virtually double the number of landings and takeoffs at Sea-Tac International Airport – but without increasing the land size of the facility – came with some citizen complaints at the SeaTac City Council, which then decided on a special meeting for Councilmembers to get their concerns aired and answered. The Council at their Tuesday (March 24) meeting heard about the Sea-Tac Sustainable Airport Master Plan. Councilmembers eventually said they needed another meeting to ask more questions and get more information. A special meeting will be set later for that purpose. SeaTac citizens ...
The Cactus Speaks: Tone Deaf and Out of Touch
[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@example.com.] by Earl Gipson Code Enforcement, City Can't Take a Hint In the Study Session Tuesday, despite years of asking (by myself and others), the City hires another Code Coordinator WITHOUT bilingual or multilingual abilities. We had TWO Code Enforcement "Officers". One was let go and one went to Burien (no language skills there ...
Mia Gregerson endorses changing school bond elections to simple majority
Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as Mayor for SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required to pass school bonds in the state of Washington. The Highline Public Schools bond on the Feb. 10 ballot is failing with just 54.76%. Here's Gregerson's statement: “I was greatly saddened to see yet another school construction bond fail this week. The Highline School District’s buildings are overcrowded and in desperate need of repair. Here are the numbers: 1,500 new students in the last five years, with more coming 60 portable classrooms now in use 232 school construction ...
SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts
Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio will use the grant money to create daily Newcasts that feature "hyperlocal" news, curated from South King Media's six community blogs covering South King County. The four initiatives were among 82 applications received in J-Lab’s Masters Mediapreneurs initiative to help seed media startups launched by Baby Boomers, aged 50-plus. Scott Schaefer, founder of The B-Town/SeaTac Blogs and parent company South King Media, will lead SKiR's new project. “This will allow us to start up a truly innovative new ...
Police arrest ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ motel robbers in SeaTac
On Wednesday (Jan. 21) around 1 p.m., detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, assisted by tactical deputies, arrested the male and female that police believe are responsible for at least 12 armed robberies over the past few months (read our previous coverage here). They were arrested without incident when checking out of a hotel in SeaTac in the 19200 block of International Boulevard. The suspects are in their 20s, and have been living a transient lifestyle and supporting themselves with the proceeds of the robberies. Police say that 7 of the 12 robberies were committed within the jurisdiction of the King County Sheriff’s ...
by Jack Mayne The idea that the Port of Seattle wants to virtually double the number of landings and takeoffs at Sea-Tac International Airport – but without increasing the land size of the facility –... [Read more]
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The City of SeaTac, Parks & Recreation Department, along with the Kent Fire Dept. Regional Fire Authority and Kent RFA Local 1747 will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at Angle... [Read more]
Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]Commentary
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Have you heard the news? The Community Power Works program recently expanded to include all Seattle City Light customers in SeaTac, Burien, Tukwila, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park. Upgrades like a new... [Read more]
Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Tina Orwall and Rep. Mia Gregerson will host a telephone town hall for 33rd Legislative District residents from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. At that time, constituents in... [Read more]
The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]
The Cove to Clover Pub Crawl will be held this Friday, March 13, with registration running from 5 – 7 p.m. at Pit Stop Bottle Shop, located at 216 SW 153rd Street in Burien. Participants can go pub to... [Read more]Read More Headlines