The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Council – Transparency Redefined
[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 In the Council Study Session on Tuesday (July 28), the word ‘transparency’ was replaced in Webster’s with ‘we are behind this rock over here and we have guns in case you try to peek around it.’” Council Committee meetings all will be private affairs. In a proposal to change the Council Administrative ...
FOLLOWUP: Woman found in duffel bag had been in drug-rehab program
Photos of Jenna K. Ferguson from her Facebook page. Jenna K. Ferguson – the 23-year old woman whose badly decomposed body was found in a duffel bag in SeaTac on Monday (July 27) – had been in the Seattle area attending a church-based drug rehab program called Gethseman Ministries Church. Jenna, who lived in Payson, UT, was last seen around July 7 or 8 when she walked away from the program, detectives said. The King County Medical Examiner has notified her family. The medical examiner was not able to determine a cause of death, and Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating this as a possible homicide. Jenna’s body was ...
Ban retained on residents attending City Council committee meetings
by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has preliminarily approved barring the public from attending SeaTac City Council “working group” or committee meetings, and extended its ban on smoking to all city parks. The actions took place at the Council’s study session Tuesday night (July 28). The study sessions at 4:30 p.m. is where most matters are discussed and where the Council hears much of the information it uses to make decisions. The formal 6:30 p.m. meetings are usually where formal, legal approval is given and where required public hearing on proposed legislation are held. A Point of Order The Council was discussing edits to ...
It’s the end of a long era for Water Commissioner John Thompson
Story & Photos by Pam Fernald As I chatted with Water Commissioner John Thompson at the Water/Sewer District Open House, I learned that July 15, 2015 signaled the end of an era for a 20-year long volunteer project for John, his son and his former son-in-law. John – who is 91 years young – has lived in SeaTac since 1957. He started the picnic table project for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington in 1997 when his daughter’s then boss was looking for a volunteer to help with the project, and John stepped up. John has been cutting boards and drilling holes ...
City of SeaTac supports Sound Transit Federal Way Link extension decision
The City of SeaTac announced Friday (July 24) that it "supports the decision of the Sound Transit Board ... to select the SR 509/I-5 alignment for the Federal Way Link Extension as the preferred alternative." On May 12, the SeaTac City Council unanimously adopted a resolution expressing a preference for the SR 509/I-5 alignment to minimize impacts on residents and businesses while maximizing economic development opportunities. The cities of Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way also took formal action to support the SR 509/I-5 alignment option. “Light rail continuing south from the Angle Lake Station at South 200th Street to Kent/Des Moines and ...
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