Politics Section

SeaTac Center business evicted for not paying rent, others have until Aug. 31

SeaTac Center business evicted for not paying rent, others have until Aug. 31

By Jack Mayne A Somali business owner of SeaTac Market, who was renting space at SeaTac Center International Market, has been evicted by the City of SeaTac for repeatedly paying her rent with checks that... [Read more]

LETTER: SeaTac Councilmember Joel Wachtel shares his thoughts

LETTER: SeaTac Councilmember Joel Wachtel shares his thoughts

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Opinion by Joel Wachtel I am a sitting... [Read more]

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting cancelled due to inclement weather

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting cancelled due to inclement weather

The City of SeaTac Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Public Hearing on Interim Regulations will be rescheduled to the Tuesday,... [Read more]

Winter weather impacts City of SeaTac on Tuesday, Feb. 5

Winter weather impacts City of SeaTac on Tuesday, Feb. 5

For the second straight day, overnight freezing temperatures and frozen roadway surfaces have combined to create hazardous driving conditions in SeaTac and the surrounding communities. In response, City... [Read more]

SeaTac City Hall & Municipal Court closed due to snow

SeaTac City Hall & Municipal Court closed due to snow

SeaTac City Hall and SeaTac Municipal Court will be closed Monday, Feb. 4 due to inclement weather, the city announced. The SeaTac Community Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a warming shelter... [Read more]

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

By Jack Mayne Normally only a citizen or two speak at the opening of a Council meeting, but on Tuesday (Jan. 22) there were several, defending the recent selection of a person replacing Amina Ahmed and... [Read more]

Alaska Airline’s new Paine Field flights delayed by shutdown won’t affect Sea-Tac

Alaska Airline’s new Paine Field flights delayed by shutdown won’t affect Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne The Puget Sound Business Journal reported on Tuesday that Alaska Airlines is delaying the launch because of the government shutdown, but Port of Seattle spokesman Perry Cooper said it won’t... [Read more]

City of SeaTac 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment process now underway

City of SeaTac 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment process now underway

From Advertiser the City of SeaTac: SeaTac’s Comprehensive Plan presents the community’s vision for how the city should grow and change to meet the demands of a growing region. The biennial amendment... [Read more]

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has rejected criticism of a local immigrant-rights group, One America, over the appointment of SeaTac Planning Commission member Stanley Tombs to a short fill-in term... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Port accepting donations at airport for federal workers during shutdown

Port accepting donations at airport for federal workers during shutdown

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Jan. 16) announced that it is now accepting donations to federal workers during the partial government shutdown. “You may bring non-perishable food and gift cards... [Read more]

VIDEO: Joe Scorcio delivers economic forecast for City of SeaTac

VIDEO: Joe Scorcio delivers economic forecast for City of SeaTac

At Friday’s (Jan. 12) Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, outgoing City Manager Joe Scorcio delivered an economic forecast for the City of SeaTac. Download Scorcio’s PowerPoint... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council unanimously selects Stanley Tombs as new Councilmember

SeaTac City Council unanimously selects Stanley Tombs as new Councilmember

During a Special Meeting Monday night (Jan. 14), the SeaTac City Council appointed Stanley Tombs, Jr. to fill vacant Council Position Number 5 and complete the current unexpired term. The appointment... [Read more]

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Fire Explorers opened Tuesday night’s meeting. By Jack Mayne Because the list of city residents seeking a SeaTac City Council seat was relatively recent, the Council decided to use that list... [Read more]

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Jan. 8) issued the following reaction to the partial government shutdown, which may already be affecting over 2,000 federal aviation and security professionals at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: 8 in 2018 The New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. I wanted to share some of my... [Read more]

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

NOISE 101 SYMPOSIUM The City of SeaTac and Port of Seattle invite all to attend a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, led by Steve Alverson, National Director of ESA Airports, a national... [Read more]

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

All are invited to a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Tyee High School Cafeteria in SeaTac. Topics covered in this symposium will be: The Principles... [Read more]

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

By Jack Mayne A unidentified group of mostly young women filled the audience area of the SeaTac City Council chambers Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 18) as the Council held a brief special meeting made necessary... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Seattle Southside Chamber has concerns about Inslee’s proposed new budget

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently proposed a new, two-year budget that calls for $3.7 billion in new and higher taxes, and also includes a 9 percent capital gains tax, which would take Washington from... [Read more]