The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac majority Council still doesn’t get it
[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 Council Committees remain closed to Public. Getting a straight answer from this majority Council is like pulling teeth. Since Council Committees and “working group’s” definitions can’t be kept straight by the Council or the City Manager (watch the meeting), we all might as well start using them interchangeably. The 45 ...
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SeaTac Mayor suspends Council ‘working groups’ until year’s end
by Jack Mayne Working groups of the SeaTac City Council were not abolished by the Council, but Mayor Mia Gregerson said they were on suspension for the rest of the year. Gregerson said after the lengthy study session Tuesday evening (Sept. 22) that if there were a need for a working group “for the remainder of the year” the issue would first be fully discussed in a public session. Most Councilmembers said they had no reason to want secret sessions, but they also saw reasons why three people should gather without the public present in order to hash out complicated issues. Councilmember Pam Fernald ...
New Free Little Library installed, thanks to an unlikely partnership
Story by Jennifer Muscolo Photos by Isabel Herbruger If you have not seen a Free Little Library in your neighborhood, they look like “Magical mailboxes full of good books to read,” according to Claudia Marshall, local Girl Scout. And now, you can count the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden as another Free Little Library spot thanks to the tenacious work of local Girl Scout Troop #42263. Once the girls finished the library in April. they set out to put it in just the right location. They requested the approval of the Highline Garden Foundation Board, who unanimously agreed to have the library reside next ...
City of SeaTac seeking public input on new ‘Pea Patch Garden Site’
The City of SeaTac is inviting residents to provide input in the 'Pea Patch Garden Site Selection Survey.' The City defines a "Pea Patch” garden as "any land gardened by a group of people. Some gardens help provide fresh produce to the area’s food shelters and soup kitchens, while others feature allotments for members to garden individual plots." Officials anticipate having 38 plots for individuals, and each plot size will be approximately 4’ x 12’. "The purpose of the survey is to help identify the best location for the City’s first pea patch, sometimes called a community garden," the city said in a ...
STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this FRIDAY, Oct. 9 and SUNDAY, Oct. 11 – is a must-see Gregory Heights Rambler! This is an ideal... [Read more]
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Highline Public Schools conducted a lottery drawing on Oct. 7 to fill 25 at-large positions for the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The public event, presided over by Board President Bernie... [Read more]
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STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 – is a beautiful, newly-remodeled 4,880 square foot home... [Read more]
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STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 27 – is an amazing 3-bedroom waterfront home near the tip of Three Tree Point! This... [Read more]
A Fall Recycle Collection Event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Tyee Educational Complex Parking Lot, located at 4424 S. 188th Street. Yard Debris is NOT accepted. Recycle... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne Working groups of the SeaTac City Council were not abolished by the Council, but Mayor Mia Gregerson said they were on suspension for the rest of the year. Gregerson said after the lengthy... [Read more]Read More Headlines