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For Your Consideration: Let’s Talk Solutions

For Your Consideration: Let’s Talk Solutions

[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]

SeaTac Council to meet in closed session Tuesday to hear terrorist strategies

SeaTac Council to meet in closed session Tuesday to hear terrorist strategies

by Jack Mayne The reality of terrorism striking citizens of this country and the leaders of the City of SeaTac came closer to home on Tuesday (March 1). A meeting notice issued Monday night said the SeaTac... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac apartment fire displaces 44; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: SeaTac apartment fire displaces 44; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 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... [Read more]

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council voted to not seek a permanent City Manager for the next several months, so that James “Donny” Payne can “take a test drive” in the role. At the same meeting... [Read more]

Council wrangles over Riverton Heights park money; approves $332,000 grant

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... [Read more]

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans

THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised “to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible…” NOW: Not so much… by Jack Mayne The... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: A trial, a train, and a hero

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... [Read more]

City Council spars over Interim City Manager contract, Sound Transit info

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... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood, more

Here’s episode #35 – this week as a video – of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves hiring of James Donald Payne as interim city manager

SeaTac Council approves hiring of James Donald Payne as interim city manager

James “Donny” Payne, from his 2013 King County Elections profile. by Jack Mayne In a long and sometimes convoluted meeting Tuesday night, the Sea City Council approved by a 4-3 vote a Des... [Read more]