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Brush fire spreads, burns 2 homes at Firs Mobile Home Park

Brush fire spreads, burns 2 homes at Firs Mobile Home Park

Two homes were burned in a fire at the Firs Mobile Home Park in SeaTac Sunday evening (Aug. 18), according to Puget Sound Fire. The blaze burned two homes in the 20400 block of International Blvd. (map... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Despite decision, Firs Mobile Home Park will close unless law changes

ANALYSIS: Despite decision, Firs Mobile Home Park will close unless law changes

By Jack Mayne The Firs Mobile Home Park real tragedy is because of poor advice from those who guided the 170 mostly Hispanic residents. Continually ignored by attorneys and political guidance for the... [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]

Appeal hearing on Firs Mobile Home Park relocation plan extended

Appeal hearing on Firs Mobile Home Park relocation plan extended

After a pre-hearing conference conducted by the Hearing Examiner, the attorneys representing the owner of the Firs Mobile Home Park and the City have mutually agreed to a continuance of the administrative... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council powerless to block closure of The Firs Mobile Home Park

SeaTac City Council powerless to block closure of The Firs Mobile Home Park

By Jack Mayne Objectors, often speaking in Spanish with an English translator, crowded the SeaTac City Council chambers on Tuesday night (Oct. 25), many seeking help to keep The Firs Mobile Home Park... [Read more]

Firs Mobile Home Park will be closed and redeveloped

Firs Mobile Home Park will be closed and redeveloped

View from the Burien Transit Center shows the extent of the smoke plume from the July 2016 fire at the Firs Mobile Home Park in SeaTac. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The owner of the Firs Mobile Home Park,... [Read more]

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (May 22) officially started its long studied plan to allow permit parking in neighborhoods overwhelmed with for hire and airport employee parking. But it... [Read more]

Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

Some SeaTac officials object to Burien Mayor Matta siding with residents of Firs

By Jack Mayne Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta created a small controversy when he wrote a letter to the King County Superior Court judge presently considering an appeal of the residents of the Firs Mobile Home... [Read more]

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]

Community Forum on affordable housing will be Oct. 30 at Madrona School

Community Forum on affordable housing will be Oct. 30 at Madrona School

A Community Forum called ‘Coming Together to Discuss Affordable Housing and Growth in Southwest King County’ will be held at the Madrona Elementary School cafeteria on Monday, Oct. 3, from... [Read more]

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

Firs residents file lawsuit to overturn mobile home park closure; seek legal costs

By Jack Mayne Residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park have filed a new action in King County Superior Court seeking to overturn all aspects of a city decision to permit the closure of the facility on Oct.... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

[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]

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

By Jack Mayne A driverless vehicle pilot plan, along with changes in downtown parking structures and more appeals for help from the soon-to-be evicted residents of the Firs mobile home park dominated the... [Read more]

To record or not committee meetings; chronic nuisances before SeaTac Council

To record or not committee meetings; chronic nuisances before SeaTac Council

By Jack Mayne Whether or not to audio record committee meetings was debated at the SeaTac City Council during Tuesday’s session, along with setting meeting dates and times for those committees, then... [Read more]

Liquid natural gas station angers residents, along with ‘alarming 10 days’ of violence

Liquid natural gas station angers residents, along with ‘alarming 10 days’ of violence

by Jack Mayne SeaTac Police Chief Lisa K. Mulligan told the SeaTac City Council of the “alarming 10 days or so,” between Oct. 2nd and 9th, “we had several days with five pretty significant events,”... [Read more]