Tagged with 'city council'

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

By Jack Mayne ‘Traffic calming’ is the term engineers use when they want to stop motorists from using side streets or whizzing by so fast as to endanger residents of a neighborhood, and two such events... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

A Redflex red light camera in Burien. That city’s red light cameras were removed in 2012. By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council balked at a proposed three year extension of a contract with Redflex... [Read more]

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

By Jack Mayne Hamburger lovers and the chance for a Dick’s Drive-In location in SeaTac spurred City Manager Joe Scorcio to ask if the Council wanted a resolution prepared asking the chain to locate in... [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]

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne The idea of a fire department rescue boat training twice a month at higher than usual speeds on Angle Lake was rejected by the SeaTac City Council during a long meeting on Tuesday meeting. Training... [Read more]

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved a new employee ethics code Tuesday night (Jan 10) as a city ordinance, not just as management rules as originally planned. Councilmember Rick... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

[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:] SeaTac 2016 – The council’s year... [Read more]

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

By Jack Mayne The final 2016 meeting of the SeaTac City Council Tuesday night (Dec. 13) wrestled over whether a city ordinance is needed to govern city staff ethics or whether it should be decided by... [Read more]

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

By Jack Mayne There are no complaints against well-accepted Acting City Manager Joe Scorcio – but if there are against a future manager, the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night (Dec. 7) approved an... [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]

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]

City Council approves police contract with Highline Schools; OKs retention pond

City Council approves police contract with Highline Schools; OKs retention pond

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council doubled a contract with Highline Public Schools for a police resource officer at their four hour-long regular meeting Tuesday night (Sept. 27). The Council also approved... [Read more]

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

By Jack Mayne The proposed cutting down of “the draconian 2,270 trees” in the flight path corridors at Sea-Tac Airport was highlighted at the SeaTac City Council session Tuesday night (Sept. 13),... [Read more]

Airport users need access to local businesses; Council OKs ethnic resolution

Airport users need access to local businesses; Council OKs ethnic resolution

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has told the Port of Seattle that its citizens and businesses need easy access to the city’s businesses and would oppose direct freeway access to the airport. The... [Read more]

SeaTac Council rejects move to again put strong mayor issue on November ballot

SeaTac Council rejects move to again put strong mayor issue on November ballot

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council soundly rejected a surprise move by former mayor and Councilmember Rick Forschler’s to get approval of a November general election proposition to have an elected... [Read more]

Citizen tells Council to fire some staffers or quit because of $18 million judgment

Citizen tells Council to fire some staffers or quit because of $18 million judgment

By Jack Mayne A citizen has told the SeaTac City Council that anyone in city government who had anything to do with issues that led to a civil land use lawsuit that could cost taxpayers over $18 million... [Read more]

SeaTac Council may consider banning ‘park and fly’ lots at Angle Lake

SeaTac Council may consider banning ‘park and fly’ lots at Angle Lake

By Jack Mayne While considering a development plan for the Angle Lake area, the SeaTac City Council heard that a commercial “park and fly” building may be allowed, although such facilities are banned... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Council retreat and attack

The Cactus Speaks: Council retreat and attack

[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]

SeaTac’s city budget is in a ‘very positive’ situation

SeaTac’s city budget is in a ‘very positive’ situation

By Jack Mayne When the new SeaTac City Council took over in January there were fears that the unexpected repeal of a utility tax by the previous Council would cause budget shortfalls – but that is not... [Read more]

Resident tells SeaTac Council to put aside personal gripes and ‘fix the damn city’

Resident tells SeaTac Council to put aside personal gripes and ‘fix the damn city’

By Jack Mayne A citizen took the SeaTac City Council to task for personal and petty dramas, telling them to get to work figuring out the problems the city has collected for many years and which now include... [Read more]