Politics Section

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

By Jack Mayne ‘Traffic calming’ is the term engineers use when they want to stop motorists from using side streets or whizzing by so fast as to endanger residents of a neighborhood, and two such events... [Read more]

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

The Port of Seattle will be holding a workshop on the Sea-Tac Airport Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac. Last year, the... [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]

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

Beyond the numbers – honoring our law enforcement officers

By Rod Covey Port of Seattle Police Chief In one way or another, we’re all a number. For some of you, a job classification may be tied to a number. Others may be wearing your favorite sports team uniform... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [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]

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle names Rod Covey as its new Chief of Police

Port of Seattle Interim CEO Dave Soike has hired Rod Covey as the new Chief of Police for the Port of Seattle. Covey has been the Interim Chief since the retirement of Chief Colleen Wilson in November... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

City Manager’s Report: Comp. Plan changes, recycling event Saturday & more

City Manager’s Report: Comp. Plan changes, recycling event Saturday & more

By Joseph Scorcio SeaTac City Manager The deadline for requesting changes of the SeaTac Comprehensive Plan and to city development regulation is on Friday, April 28. The biennial Comprehensive Plan Amendment... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26

The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave S. (map below). This is an open and free... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [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]

LETTER: ‘Are council priorities getting a Dick’s and rescuing baby squirrels?’

LETTER: ‘Are council priorities getting a Dick’s and rescuing baby squirrels?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a *revised and re-posted* Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] On Feb 19th,... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

The SeaTac City Council will host its first Town Hall Meeting of 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Avenue S. (map below). “Attendees... [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]