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Reserve your Shuttle for Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market Sat., June 3!

Reserve your Shuttle for Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market Sat., June 3!

Wanolitto reminds all seniors that Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is Saturday June 3, so don’t forget to call three days in advance for the Sound Generations Hyde Shuttle door... [Read more]

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council complied with a request from the Port of Seattle and dropped its controversial lawsuit over surface water management fees the city collects from the Port. The city... [Read more]

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, it was revealed that a SeaTac civic activist is taking on a first term SeaTac City Councilmember, while a 10-year veteran Councilmember and former mayor and... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The Burien Film Festival (BFF) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming 2017 season! Choose your level of sponsorship and receive exclusive opportunities... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

A Redflex red light camera in Burien. That city’s red light cameras were removed in 2012. By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council balked at a proposed three year extension of a contract with Redflex... [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]

Sea-Tac Airport food donation program enters 10th successful year

Sea-Tac Airport food donation program enters 10th successful year

Jenna Josephsen, with Host-Starbucks, moving donated food from Host-Starbucks to the Airport’s food donation room for pick up by local food bank, 19 March 2013. By Brian DeRoy Port of Seattle A bustling... [Read more]

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council needs to start thinking about the city as being six times larger than its official 28,000 population because of the effects of the international airport the city... [Read more]

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

By Jack Mayne Two young schoolgirls told the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night of the fear generated amongst their music classmates when a teacher told them that new President Donald Trump would want... [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]

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

By Jack Mayne Hamburger lovers and the chance for a Dick’s Drive-In location in SeaTac spurred City Manager Joe Scorcio to ask if the Council wanted a resolution prepared asking the chain to locate in... [Read more]

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

By Jack Mayne Residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park have filed a new action in King County Superior Court seeking to overturn all aspects of a city decision to permit the closure of the facility on Oct.... [Read more]

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

By Joseph Scorcio City Manager, SeaTac The City of SeaTac has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications, which... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

By Pam Fernald Special to the SeaTac Blog As SeaTac Deputy Mayor, I recently attended the Jet Motel demolition along with fellow Councilmembers and took a whack at a pillar with the sledgehammer... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help identifying SeaTac robbery suspect

Police seeking public’s help identifying SeaTac robbery suspect

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint last Monday night in SeaTac. Police said the woman was in her parked car when the suspect approached her,... [Read more]

Cat caper concludes as ‘Batman’ rescued by Sea-Tac Airport wildlife biologists

Cat caper concludes as ‘Batman’ rescued by Sea-Tac Airport wildlife biologists

Batman the cat. Lisa Rousseau, a Port of Seattle employee who flew with Batman the cat back to DC. The reunited cat – Batman – with its owner, Jessica Brown, at Washington Reagan National Airport this... [Read more]

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

By Jack Mayne A driverless vehicle pilot plan, along with changes in downtown parking structures and more appeals for help from the soon-to-be evicted residents of the Firs mobile home park dominated the... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is <i>Personal</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is Personal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a new regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay The old colloquialism “Nothing... [Read more]

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

By Jack Mayne Joe Scorcio (pictured above) is no longer the Acting SeaTac City Manager – he became simply the City Manager after the City Council voted unanimously for the change at the Council meeting... [Read more]