Commentary Section

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

[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... [Read more]

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

By Andrea H. Reay President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Customer service is not something business owners and managers traditionally think of when they are developing a marketing or advertising... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: The Great SeaTac Boat Show

The Cactus Speaks: The Great SeaTac Boat Show

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: A long and worthwhile road.

The Cactus Speaks: A long and worthwhile road.

[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... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: ‘Sanctuary City’ label will change absolutely nothing

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: ‘Sanctuary City’ label will change absolutely nothing

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/Editorial%2012.9.16.mp3 The proposal to make Burien a so-called ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneInterimCM.mp3 The terms interim or acting city manager have... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Phony stakeholder meetings short on stakeholders

The Cactus Speaks: Phony stakeholder meetings short on stakeholders

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Forschler, enough already!

The Cactus Speaks: Forschler, enough already!

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Council retreat and attack

The Cactus Speaks: Council retreat and attack

[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... [Read more]

For Your Consideration: When Doves Cry

For Your Consideration: When Doves Cry

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our newest column – by Janice Taylor – is her personal viewpoint of current issues and the City of SeaTac. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Proposed wetland regulations all wet

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... [Read more]

For Your Consideration: The Politics of Communication

For Your Consideration: The Politics of Communication

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our newest column – by Janice Taylor – is her personal viewpoint of current issues and the City of SeaTac. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: ‘So we all meet again…’

The Cactus Speaks: ‘So we all meet again…’

[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... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Our shiny new car – the majority Council

The Cactus Speaks: Our shiny new car – the majority Council

[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... [Read more]

EDITORIAL: ‘Righten the ship Mayor Siefkes, the city needs that!’

EDITORIAL: ‘Righten the ship Mayor Siefkes, the city needs that!’

by Jack Mayne These days, the SeaTac City Council seems to lurch from one near disaster to another. The troubled and befuddled mayor is gone and a calm, rational fellow is the new mayor…