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Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

The SeaTac City Clerk received 15 applications by Friday’s (Sept. 28) deadline for the vacant City Council Position 5. In September, Councilmember/Mayor Mike Siefkes stepped down, creating the vacancy. Applicants... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

 By Jack Mayne Erin Sitterley was unanimously elected mayor of SeaTac at Tuesday’s (Sept. 25) City Council session, replacing resigned Mayor Michael Siefkes who will be moving out of state. Sitterley,... [Read more]

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

Enrollment drop at Highline Public Schools leads to cutting of 15 teachers

On Friday, Sept. 21, Highline Public Schools announced that they are starting the 2018-19 school year with 700 students fewer than projected, which means that – because the state funds school districts... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for Airport Advisory Committee

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as the Citizen Representative on the Washington State Department of Commerce Sea-Tac Airport Advisory Committee (SSAC). The... [Read more]

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

City of SeaTac seeking applicants for vacant city council position

The SeaTac City Council is seeking applications from SeaTac residents interested in serving an unexpired term for Council Position Number 5. The position was vacated on September 12, 2018 when Michael... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

As we first reported, SeaTac Mayor Michael J. Siefkes announced at Tuesday’s meeting that he was stepping down from the City Council. In the interim, Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as the... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

The Port of Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 9 closed the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport for an estimated 90 days, for “several upgrades related to the opening of the expansion of... [Read more]

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

By Jack Mayne At the very end of the SeaTac City Council meeting on Tuesday night (Sept. 11) Mayor Michael Siefkes announced he was leaving the Council and moving from the city, citing his very serious... [Read more]

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

South King Media has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master Plan... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

By Jack Mayne At the beginning of 2019 the SeaTac City Council will begin its second search for a new city manager to replace retiring Joe Scorcio. Previously selected top candidate Christopher J. Dennis... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

Pending contract negotiations, Christopher Dennis will be new city manager

Pending contract negotiations, Christopher Dennis will be new city manager

By Jack Mayne Christopher J. Dennis was voted unanimously to become the new SeaTac city manager to replace retiring Joe Scorcio at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The city will now work on... [Read more]

Retired Navy captain unanimously chosen city manager to replace Joe Scorcio

Retired Navy captain unanimously chosen city manager to replace Joe Scorcio

By Jack Mayne On Tuesday night, Aug. 14, Christopher J. Dennis was voted unanimously to become the new SeaTac city manager, to replace retiring Joe Scorcio after a three month overlap period. The city... [Read more]

Meet the final 4 City Manager Candidates at Open House on Wed., Aug. 8

Meet the final 4 City Manager Candidates at Open House on Wed., Aug. 8

Four finalists have been selected for the new City Manager Position at the City of SeaTac, and residents and business owners will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of them at a public Open... [Read more]