Politics Section

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

By Jack Mayne Whether new sidewalks should be discussed with residents before being made city projects was debated by the SeaTac City Council during its regular session Tuesday night (April 10). While... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

[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]

State auditor finds SeaTac error that city blamed on ‘shortage of staff’

State auditor finds SeaTac error that city blamed on ‘shortage of staff’

By Jack Mayne The Washington state auditor has found that the City of SeaTac did not have adequate internal controls in 2016 to be certain that funds were accurately reported, identified and transferred... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

By Jack Mayne First in the nation, the SeaTac City Council approved on March 27 an ordinance intended to reduce and eventually eliminate mailbox theft in the city by encouraging residents to replace non-locking... [Read more]

Judge postpones Firs Mobile Home appeal decision; says more time needed

Judge postpones Firs Mobile Home appeal decision; says more time needed

By Jack Mayne King County Superior Court Judge LeRoy McCullough on Friday morning (March 30) postponed the decision on an appeal by the residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park of approval by a SeaTac hearing... [Read more]

Deadline extended for 2018 Spring Community Leadership Academy

Deadline extended for 2018 Spring Community Leadership Academy

Registration for the 2018 Spring Community Leadership Academy has been extended through March 26. Apply online, or print and return your application by March 26: http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us/how-do-i/apply-for/community-leadership-... [Read more]

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

By Jack Mayne Unless there is a special reason to do so, there will be no future study sessions each Tuesday night the SeaTac City Council meets, just a “regular” City Council meeting, with the first... [Read more]

New Middle School at Glacier site receives $3 million in state funds

New Middle School at Glacier site receives $3 million in state funds

Last week, the Washington State legislature passed the 2018 supplemental capital budget, which included $2.95 million in funding for Highline’s new middle school project in SeaTac. This appropriation... [Read more]

City Council will hold Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 28

City Council will hold Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 28

The SeaTac City Council will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center located at 13735 24th Avenue S. (map below). Attendees are invited to ask... [Read more]

SeaTac Community Leadership Academy will run April 2 through May 21

SeaTac Community Leadership Academy will run April 2 through May 21

The City of SeaTac is presenting the third annual Community Leadership Academy this spring to broaden and enhance community involvement while sharing information about how city government operates. We... [Read more]

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council study session Tuesday night (Feb. 27) got a first look at a potential plan to buy $570,000 in electronic parking equipment needed because of increased new businesses... [Read more]

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Today – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – is the City of SeaTac’s 28th Birthday! Originally, the spelling of the new city was going to be Sea-Tac with a hyphen, but because of a typo it instead became... [Read more]

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement about how it will respond if students participate in a walkout. A national school walkout is scheduled for March 14 to “protest... [Read more]

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

By Jack Mayne While it did not appear preplanned, SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio said the city is pushing for study of possible new regional airport locations because of the regions’ growth at the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 1: Highline School Levy passing with over 57% approval

The first round of election results are in for the Feb. 13 Special Election, and it looks like the Highline School District’s Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy is... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

By Jack Mayne SeaTac property taxes are going up slightly more than 18 percent this year but the King County Assessor says not to blame the SeaTac city government – blame the Washington Legislature for... [Read more]