Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5
The Soundside Alliance – a consortium of cities which includes SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and Tukwila – will be holding an 'Outlook Breakfast' on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 7 – 9:45 a.m. at the Museum of Flight. This organization was formerly known as the Southwest King County Economic Development Initiative (SKCEDI). "Learn more about the trends impacting this fast-growing community," reads an announcement. "Join business and community leaders from throughout the region and gain insight to accelerate your competitive advantage and business growth. Learn more about new developments and projects in the region, and hear from regional leaders regarding the ...
King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail
Legislation linking an important segment of the 'Lake to Sound Trail' that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac, before ending in Des Moines, received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan King County Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, was approved by the Council at its Oct. 20 meeting. It authorizes an agreement between King County and the City of SeaTac and the City of Burien to design and build a trail along Des Moines Memorial Drive that will connect both cities. The trail between the two cities will be part of the ...
Sewer, water district say proposed SeaTac utility tax is illegal; lawsuit possible
by Jack Mayne The sudden and surprising proposal by the SeaTac City Council to impose a 6 percent utility tax on a variety of public utility district serving city customers is illegal under Washington state law, says a memo from sewer and water districts. The memo was authored by the Highline Water District, the Valley View Sewer District, and King County Water Districts 20 and 125 and delivered this week to SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson and SeaTac Councilmembers. The memo said that the city legally can levy a utility tax up to a maximum of 6 percent on private utilities that provide electricity, ...
The Cactus Speaks: The Debate – Gregerson vs. Burrage
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org.] by Earl Gipson In a packed room on September 30, I and fellow constituents all eagerly awaited for some substance from the two 33rd District candidates (Mia Gregerson and Jeanette Burrage). I am a Registered Democrat, however, currently there is a very bad taste in my mouth. My summary/opinion Candidate opening statements: Jeanette Burrage ...
‘Surprise’ 6 percent tax strongly opposed by SeaTac utilities
by Jack Mayne A parade of surprised and unhappy water and sewer districts lashed out against a proposed 6 percent utility tax that would help balance the SeaTac city biennial budget that would take effect in January 2015. All of those who appeared at the Tuesday afternoon SeaTac City Council study session bemoaned the fact that none of them had any warning that the tax could be given final approval at the Council session on Oct. 28. The city did not give any of the businesses any warning, person after person said during the public comment part at the beginning of the informal ...
The King County Department of Elections will operate a temporary ballot drop-off van in the parking lot of SeaTac City Hall during the upcoming general election. “In an effort to give King County... [Read more]
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