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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]

LETTER: Resident questions SeaTac City Council spending

LETTER: Resident questions SeaTac City Council spending

[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:] Council Members, Attached is a spreadsheet (download... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Another Surprise – Secret Meetings

The Cactus Speaks: Another Surprise – Secret Meetings

[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]

You can drop your ballot off at the King County Ballot Drop-off Van at City Hall

You can drop your ballot off at the King County Ballot Drop-off Van at City Hall

The King County Department of Elections will operate a temporary ballot drop-off van in the parking lot of SeaTac City Hall during the upcoming general election. “In an effort to give King County... [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]

SeaTac City Council’s open discussion on 2015-16 budget is Monday, Oct. 27

SeaTac City Council’s open discussion on 2015-16 budget is Monday, Oct. 27

The SeaTac City Council will continue its discussion on the upcoming 2015-2016 biennial budget in a workshop open to the public scheduled this coming Monday, Oct. 27, from 2 – 5 p.m. in City Council... [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]

The Cactus Speaks: The Debate – Gregerson vs. Burrage

The Cactus Speaks: The Debate – Gregerson vs. Burrage

[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]

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes news that a recreational pot store is opening in Des Moines this week. This will be the only retail marijuana store between Seattle and Tacoma. Read the full... [Read more]