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Opening of Angle Lake Park Nature Trail celebrated with Ribbon Cutting

Opening of Angle Lake Park Nature Trail celebrated with Ribbon Cutting

City Councilmembers and City staff cut ribbons to officially open the new nature trail at Angle Lake Park on Monday, Dec. 11. “Despite the cold temperatures, the sun was out and we dedicated the... [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]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [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]

Port of Seattle seeking residents to join new ‘Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable’

Port of Seattle seeking residents to join new ‘Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable’

In 2018, the Port of Seattle will launch a new way for the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila to engage with Sea-Tac Airport staff, at meetings convened by... [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]

Port of Seattle holding community Tree Planting event this Saturday, Dec. 2

Port of Seattle holding community Tree Planting event this Saturday, Dec. 2

The Port of Seattle invites members of the local community to join Port employees as they re-plant Douglas fir saplings as part of the Flight Corridor Safety Program this Saturday, Dec. 2. The event will... [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]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

On Friday, Nov. 10, King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell: 1,465 46.23% Joel Wachtel: 1,704 53.77% Total... [Read more]

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

By Jack Mayne After weeks of discussion, haggling and worry over the continuing and growing effects of the increasing impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the thousands of SeaTac city residents who live next... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s election on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and the initial leaders are still ahead: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell:... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for SeaTac City Council shows that challengers Joel Wachtel and Clyd (Fuzz) Hill are leading: City... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

LETTER: City Council Candidate shares responses to recent questionnaire

LETTER: City Council Candidate shares responses to recent questionnaire

[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:] Dear Editor, Rather than let another... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has tentatively decided to join with the City of Burien and the Port of Seattle in a Miller Creek stream realignment and daylighting project, necessitated by the poor... [Read more]

Community Forum on affordable housing will be Oct. 30 at Madrona School

Community Forum on affordable housing will be Oct. 30 at Madrona School

A Community Forum called ‘Coming Together to Discuss Affordable Housing and Growth in Southwest King County’ will be held at the Madrona Elementary School cafeteria on Monday, Oct. 3, from... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

[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:] On September 27, 2017, I had the pleasure... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

By Jack Mayne A last minute settlement that will cost SeaTac taxpayers $4 million and insurance carriers about $18 million was approved on a 5 to 2 vote at the SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night... [Read more]

Community meeting on Valley Ridge Park sportfield renovations is Oct. 23

Community meeting on Valley Ridge Park sportfield renovations is Oct. 23

A community meeting to discuss the Valley Ridge Park sportfield renovations will held on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6–7:30 p.m. Topics on the agenda include replacing the existing synthetic turf on fields... [Read more]