Resident tells SeaTac Council to put aside personal gripes and ‘fix the damn city’
By Jack Mayne A citizen took the SeaTac City Council to task for personal and petty dramas, telling them to get to work figuring out the problems the city has collected for many years and which now include an insurance company’s refusal to pay a recent $10.6 million judgment because the city may have based its case on “dishonest, fraudulent, or criminal actions.” Resident Joel Wachtel (pictured above) piled criticism on criticism onto the Council at the Tuesday (April 26) regular meeting. The Council also gave a temporary raise to its acting city manager and heard that its Fire Station 45 may be ...
Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden
As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother's Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse interests. This year, the theme is retro! In keeping with the garden’s English sensibilities, vintage or garden-fabulous attire and hats are encouraged, but certainly are not required. All creative outfits or hats will earn the wearer one entry into a drawing for one of two door prizes. Tea in the garden’s sun room provides an opportunity to catch up with Mom or Grandma over a warm beverage and treats served on Diane ...
Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent "to better promote the regional destination, bolster tourism and drive economic vitality" of the region. What was known as the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will become the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The partnership is made effective through a memorandum of understanding, in which both organizations will leverage the Seattle Southside name. “There is an increasing understanding of the value of a singular place brand,” said Katherine Kertzman, president and CEO of the Seattle Southside RTA. “The more we ...
PODCAST: Bad guy with loaded gun on bike busted; Jack Mayne Commentary…
Here's episode #48 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab's Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: Weekly Recap for April 22-24, 2016: Burien PD busts bad guy on bike with stolen, loaded gun; gang shooting near Des Moines Marina injures woman; jewelry deal goes bad in Burien; motorcycle vs car accident; ex-Mayor re-joins Normandy Park Council; Jack Mayne Commentary on water purity, 'The Final Take' (or 'Toke'?) on local pot store density & more... To share this Podcast, press ...
The Cactus Speaks: Proposed wetland regulations all wet
[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 With all the drama as of late in our city we have been ignoring/downplaying some things that are of significant impact to all our property owners/businesses. Critical areas/wetlands regulations are changing under our radar/noses. More regulations, wetlands a joke (unless its you) In the Study Session (April 12) a presentation of ...
The Port of Seattle is throwing a party and neighbors are invited to celebrate Sea-Tac Airport’s 40th anniversary of its Wildlife Management and Conservation program on Wednesday, May 4. This day-long... [Read more]
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By Jack Mayne A citizen took the SeaTac City Council to task for personal and petty dramas, telling them to get to work figuring out the problems the city has collected for many years and which now include... [Read more]
Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]
As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother’s Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse... [Read more]
Crews plan to place the final layer of asphalt on S. 200th Street (between 26th Ave S. & International Blvd.) and 28th Ave S. (from north of S. 204th Street to 26th Ave S.) beginning as early as Wednesday,... [Read more]
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]
Sound Transit announced that it will host a series of safety drills with South King County emergency responders on Tuesday, April 26 for the S. 200th Link Extension. The drills will take place at the... [Read more]
The City of SeaTac announced Friday (April 22) that it is updating several sections of environmentally sensitive areas regulations for compliance with minimum state standards. The proposed amendments update... [Read more]
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