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Mayor says SeaTac is a ‘very strong city,’ and a ‘better place to live’

Mayor says SeaTac is a ‘very strong city,’ and a ‘better place to live’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes said SeaTac is not the financial basket-case the Council displaced two years ago thought it was, and it now has a budget surplus and nearly a half billion dollars in... [Read more]

Community Police Academy begins March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy begins March 14; here’s how to sign up

The King County Sheriff’s Office – along with SeaTac and Burien Police – have designed a program to educate the Community about all the departments within the King County Sheriff’s Office. Students... [Read more]

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber Staff and Board of Directors on Thursday (Jan. 18) announced the finalists for its Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The winners of the awards will be announced LIVE at the... [Read more]

Siefkes reelected SeaTac mayor, Sitterley replaces Fernald as deputy mayor

Siefkes reelected SeaTac mayor, Sitterley replaces Fernald as deputy mayor

By Jack Mayne At its first meeting of 2018, the SeaTac City Council started a new biennium with its own reorganization and welcoming two new members. Mayor Michael Siefkes was reelected in a voice vote,... [Read more]

Faith in Action: Flight Path Home offers Safe Sober house for Women in transition

Faith in Action: Flight Path Home offers Safe Sober house for Women in transition

After months of planning and preparation, a Burien church has recently opened a “sober” house aimed at addressing a critical need for transitional housing for women in our area. Imagine a woman... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Economic Forecast – Stronger Together</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Economic Forecast – Stronger Together

Economic Forecast – Stronger Together By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce John F. Kennedy once said, “A rising tide lifts all boats”. But, did you know that Kennedy... [Read more]

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

SeaTac Motel 6 implicated in lawsuit filed by State Attorney General

Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Wednesday (Jan. 3) announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 – including the location in SeaTac – for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of... [Read more]

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht sworn in Tuesday

There’s a new Sheriff in town – Mitzi G. Johanknecht was sworn in as the new leader of the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Johanknecht is a 33-year veteran of the sheriff’s... [Read more]

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest Editorial was written by SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon: SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight By Peter Kwon Many people have recently come to me with questions... [Read more]

Newly Elected & Re-Elected Councilmembers get sworn in to Council

Newly Elected & Re-Elected Councilmembers get sworn in to Council

On Friday, Dec. 22, current Councilmember Pam Fernald and Councilmember-elects Joel Wachtel and Clyde Hill were officially sworn in and signed their Oath’s of Office in a ceremony conducted by SeaTac... [Read more]

Port of Seattle appoints Stephen Metruck as Executive Director

Port of Seattle appoints Stephen Metruck as Executive Director

The Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday (Dec. 19) announced the appointment of retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as its new Executive Director. Metruck brings 34 years of executive... [Read more]

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

Council, Port of Seattle each approve a new 10-year Interlocal Agreement

Council, Port of Seattle each approve a new 10-year Interlocal Agreement

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (Dec. 12) approved a somewhat contentious and long-debated new 10-year Interlocal Agreement that should bring at least $30 million into city coffers. Councilmembers... [Read more]

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

By Jack Mayne SeaTac Police Chief Lisa Mulligan was given the key to SeaTac at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting because she is leaving the city to join the top command staff of new King County Sheriff... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: City/Airport Interlocal Agreement: Loaded with Air and Water

The Cactus Speaks: City/Airport Interlocal Agreement: Loaded with Air and Water

[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 always seeking additional regular... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves budget update; told it has $13 million ‘rainy day fund’

SeaTac Council approves budget update; told it has $13 million ‘rainy day fund’

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council was told at Tuesday night’s regular meeting that it had a 2018 “rainy day fund” of “approximately $13 million,” and the money is a hedge against future... [Read more]

SeaTac Tree Lighting & Festive Fun will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at Community Center

SeaTac Tree Lighting & Festive Fun will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at Community Center

SeaTac’s annual’s Tree Lighting and Festive Fun event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 5 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. Here’s the schedule: Holiday Crafts for Kids... [Read more]

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

Public’s help sought finding stolen U-Haul with $1 million in band equipment

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a U-Haul van that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in SeaTac containing over $1 million in musical equipment. The van... [Read more]

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

By Jack Mayne Deciding what the city of SeaTac and the Port of Seattle can and should do for the next 10 years will depend upon whether the two governments agree onto a new pending interlocal agreement... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’ This new initiative... [Read more]