Politics Section

Des Moines Memorial to get smoothed out, McMIcken parking woes at Council

Des Moines Memorial to get smoothed out, McMIcken parking woes at Council

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council heard more McMicken parking restrictions complaints and approved fixing Des Moines Memorial Drive at its regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 23. During... [Read more]

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night

REMINDER: League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday night

REMINDER: The League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday evening (April 25) from 6-8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lineup includes: Software... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘<i>The Briefing #19: Fini</i>‘

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘The Briefing #19: Fini

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released his finalé ‘The Briefing: Episode 19 – Fini,’ where he wraps up his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

SeaTac Council hears parking lot owner say area crime at ‘level of crisis’

SeaTac Council hears parking lot owner say area crime at ‘level of crisis’

By Jack Mayne Crime was listed as a major problem for SeaTac and surrounding cities, the owner of public parking facilities told City Council at Tuesday meeting “Crime in this region has really reached... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston takes on the Port in ‘The Briefing #18: When Words Matter’

VIDEO: Edmiston takes on the Port in ‘The Briefing #18: When Words Matter’

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released ‘The Briefing: Episode 18 – When Words Matter,’ where he continues his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

Applications now being accepted for Citizen Advisory Committee vacancies

Applications now being accepted for Citizen Advisory Committee vacancies

Want to be more involved with the City of SeaTac? Want to provide a valuable service to your community, and be more informed about City business? Let your voice be heard! Consider joining a Citizen Advisory... [Read more]

Retiring Joe Scorcio donates $6K for SeaTac Veterans Memorial

Retiring Joe Scorcio donates $6K for SeaTac Veterans Memorial

By Jack Mayne Retiring SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio and his wife, Kathryn, have made a $6,000 donation for a potential SeaTac Veterans Memorial Project, Scorcio told the Council at his final appearance... [Read more]

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

All are invited to join Congressman Adam Smith for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Tyee High School. “Congressman Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commissioners endorse commission to site second airport

Port of Seattle Commissioners endorse commission to site second airport

Port of Seattle Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 26 approved a motion in support of legislative proposals that create a statewide commercial aviation coordinating commission, charged with making recommendations... [Read more]

Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne Mayor Erin Sitterley on Tuesday night (Feb. 26) gave a belated state of the city address — belated because it had been slated for the the Feb. 12 meeting, a night the Council could not... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

At Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) King County Council meeting, lawmakers honored and celebrated the life of Amina Ahmed by posthumously awarding her the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Her... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

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]