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EDITORIAL: Mayor Rick Forschler’s tenure must come to a quick end

EDITORIAL: Mayor Rick Forschler’s tenure must come to a quick end

Editorial by Jack Mayne The short tenure of SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler must come to a quick end because of a bewildering list of incredibly inept errors…

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]

Mike’s Community Cup has been sold; new owner to keep same name/spirit

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... [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]

Jury rules City of SeaTac must pay $10 million over property case; City will appeal

Jury rules City of SeaTac must pay $10 million over property case; City will appeal

by Jack Mayne A King County Superior Court jury has ruled that the City of SeaTac must pay nearly $10 million to developer Gerald S. Kingen for stalling and attempting to take over property near the Tukwila... [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]

Public Disclosure Commission rejects complaint over use of election funds

Public Disclosure Commission rejects complaint over use of election funds

by Jack Mayne The Washington Public Disclosure Commission rejected a complaint by Donald F. Wasson of Des Moines that the Highline Public School District violated state law when it sent out a brochure... [Read more]

SeaTac Officer awarded King County Sheriff’s Office ‘Deputy of the Year’

SeaTac Officer awarded King County Sheriff’s Office ‘Deputy of the Year’

In November, SeaTac Master Police Officer Ed Hall (pictured above) was voted by his peers to be the SeaTac Police ‘Officer of the Year’ for 2015. A 21-year veteran of the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]