Council wrangles over Riverton Heights park money; approves $332,000 grant
by Jack Mayne Before a packed house comprised of people overwhelmingly supporting the acceptance of a federal community block grant for $332,000 to redevelop part of the old Riverton Heights school property into a city park, the SeaTac City Council voted 6 – 1 to accept the federal money. Only Mayor Rick Forschler voted against the grant after he argued there could be legal problems down the road for the city, but had no specific issues to offer. The crowd apparently was drawn to the Tuesday night (Feb. 9) Council meeting by information that Mayor Forschler had invited a conservative Republican member of ...
Mike’s Community Cup has been sold; new owner to keep same name/spirit
Mike Condon told The SeaTac Blog Sunday morning (Feb. 7) that he has sold his 'Mike's Community Cup' coffee shop to "a local SeaTac resident." Located at 16260 Military Road S., Condon founded the java joint in 2008, and has been serving up coffee along with helping the local community ever since. "This pervasive spirit of service has allowed our company to donate over $10,000 to community organizations and we continue to partner in new ways to benefit the SeaTac community," a note on their website says. “The reason we named it Community Cup was that we wanted to make an impact by ...
Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="490"] THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised "to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible..."[/caption] [caption id="attachment_95995" align="aligncenter" width="490"] NOW: Not so much...[/caption] by Jack Mayne The man who asked SeaTac, Des Moines and Burien – and most other cities in the state – for every single public record they had, dropped his request all of a sudden via email on Monday, Feb. 1. Tim Clemans told the cities of Des Moines and Burien that he was withdrawing his demand by email. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] Tim Clemans[/caption] His email to Burien was somewhat cryptic: “Decided requesting records ...
The Cactus Speaks: A trial, a train, and a hero
[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 The Kingen V SeaTac Verdict The jury verdict days the City must pay the Kingens $9.6 million and the Kingens must pay the City $257,000. The trial was so complicated with 800 exhibits so I am going to have to write about this as a narrative. A parable, if you will. ...
City Council spars over Interim City Manager contract, Sound Transit info
by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council approved by voice vote approval for Mayor Rick Forschler to sign a contract with Interim City Manager Donny Payne following his selection on Jan. 19. Also approved was a return of Council committees but added that all such meetings be advertised to the public and open to citizens’ attendance. Council approved a letter from Forschler asking Sound Transit to provide more information about its proposed massive multi-billion dollar bond issue slated for the November ballot. Can terminate anytime At the Tuesday meeting (Jan. 25) the legislators decided Payne’s salary will be $149,999 a year or $12,493 a month. ...
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