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The Cactus Speaks: Gregerson-led council shoves new tax up citizen’s arses…

The Cactus Speaks: Gregerson-led council shoves new tax up citizen’s arses…

[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]

Utility tax approved by SeaTac Council despite citizen opposition

Utility tax approved by SeaTac Council despite citizen opposition

by Jack Mayne Despite pleas from citizens that the imposition of a gross utility tax would be harmful to residents living on fixed incomes, the SeaTac City Council approved it 5 to 2 at Tuesday night’s... [Read more]

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

The Soundside Alliance – a consortium of cities which includes SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and Tukwila – will be holding an ‘Outlook Breakfast’ on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac, before ending in Des Moines, received unanimous approval... [Read more]

Sewer, water district say proposed SeaTac utility tax is illegal; lawsuit possible

Sewer, water district say proposed SeaTac utility tax is illegal; lawsuit possible

by Jack Mayne The sudden and surprising proposal by the SeaTac City Council to impose a 6 percent utility tax on a variety of public utility district serving city customers is illegal under Washington... [Read more]

‘Surprise’ 6 percent tax strongly opposed by SeaTac utilities

‘Surprise’ 6 percent tax strongly opposed by SeaTac utilities

by Jack Mayne A parade of surprised and unhappy water and sewer districts lashed out against a proposed 6 percent utility tax that would help balance the SeaTac city biennial budget that would take effect... [Read more]

City Council votes in favor of Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area

City Council votes in favor of Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area

SeaTac City Council members voted Tuesday night (Oct. 14) to establish the Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) and charter the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (SSRTA), a public... [Read more]

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/CandidateForum093014.mp3 To listen to the audio from our Candidate Forum, click the “Play” button above. by Jack Mayne Photos by Michael... [Read more]

City of SeaTac announces mandatory annual adjustments to minimum wage

City of SeaTac announces mandatory annual adjustments to minimum wage

The City of SeaTac on Thursday (Oct. 2) announced mandatory annual adjustments to the City’s Minimum Employment Standards Ordinance for Hospitality and Transportation Industry Employers. The adjustment... [Read more]

REPORT: SeaTac ranked as 7th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in the entire state

REPORT: SeaTac ranked as 7th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in the entire state

A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of SeaTac is the 7th “most dangerous” city in the state of Washington. The study is based on data from the FBI’s most recent... [Read more]