Politics Section

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

The SeaTac City Council is beginning the search for its next City Manager – to replace Joe Scorcio upon his retirement in mid 2018 – and they’re seeking the public’s thoughts through an... [Read more]

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

There is some controversy brewing in SeaTac over Red Light Cameras, and we’d like to take our Readers collective pulse on this issue – please take a moment to vote in our Poll below: Do... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

By Jack Mayne Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace Redflex in operating red light cameras during a three year... [Read more]

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not... [Read more]

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

Port of Seattle opposes Trump travel ban in U.S. Supreme Court filing

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s... [Read more]

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

By Jack Mayne SeaTac resident Vicki Lockwood said she attended a meeting at the House of Mercy, a drug and alcohol recovery facility located near the YMCA and Highline schools, and “the more I heard,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on Fire Station 47 relocation will be Wed., Sept. 20

Community Meeting on Fire Station 47 relocation will be Wed., Sept. 20

SeaTac and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority will host a Community Meeting from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Fire Station 47 located at 3215 S. 152nd Street (map below). The meeting... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

The Sierra Club will be holding a community forum to discuss fracking in South King County tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Valley View Library. Here’s more info: Did... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

A Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Highline College. This forum will “focus on the quality of life and jobs in the airport... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

[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]

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority selects Matthew Morris as new Fire Chief

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority selects Matthew Morris as new Fire Chief

Matthew Morris has been confirmed by the Gov. Board to be the next Fire Chief of Puget Sound Fire. Chief Morris’s first day is Sept. 11. pic.twitter.com/4wJyqEB62S — Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire)... [Read more]

Ground broken for new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport

Ground broken for new International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport

National and local leaders came to the Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Aug. 15) to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know the finalists for the SeaTac City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes expressed reservations over what usually is a routine new agreement with the Highline School District for a school resource officer, suggesting that three-year proposal... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Port of Seattle Police seeking public assessment for accreditation

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the Port of Seattle Police Department’s (POSPD) policy and procedures, management, operations... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Looks like it’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Looks like it’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election were released at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and with 18.87% of the votes counted, standings for the SeaTac City Council race... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 17.83% of the votes counted, standings for the SeaTac City Council race remain the same. The top two... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 14.61% of the votes counted, here’s how the SeaTac City Council race is shaping up. The top two... [Read more]