Tagged with 'city hall'

SeaTac Council says budget okay this year but needs work for next biennium

SeaTac Council says budget okay this year but needs work for next biennium

by Jack Mayne The Tuesday night SeaTac City Council study session and regular meeting took over five hours, with discussions about but no resolution of a perceived but not critical multi-million dollar... [Read more]

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

No City Manager search for now; SeaTac mayor won’t reply to most emails

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council voted to not seek a permanent City Manager for the next several months, so that James “Donny” Payne can “take a test drive” in the role. At the same meeting... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council Retreat set for Friday, Feb. 5

SeaTac City Council Retreat set for Friday, Feb. 5

The SeaTac City Council Retreat will be held this Friday, Fb. 5, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. a City Hall. This is a public meeting, open to all. Click here for the Agenda. SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers... [Read more]

Youth Art Exhibit Reception will be at SeaTac City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 28

Youth Art Exhibit Reception will be at SeaTac City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 28

A Youth Art Exhibit Reception will be held at SeaTac City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 – 6 p.m. View artwork made by high school students who currently reside or attend high school in the City of... [Read more]

SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts is fired unanimously by City Council

SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts is fired unanimously by City Council

The new SeaTac City Council called a special session Tuesday night (Jan. 5) and unanimously fired City Manager Todd Cutts with immediate effect, replacing him with City Attorney Mary Mirante Bartolo as acting city manager…

Another paid SeaTac Councilmember trip approved; ethics proposal fizzles

Another paid SeaTac Councilmember trip approved; ethics proposal fizzles

by Jack Mayne After being told by citizen financial watchdog Vicki Lockwood that SeaTac taxpayers paid “more than a quarter of a million dollars on conference attendance” in 2015, the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Spooky Election in SeaTac

The Cactus Speaks: Spooky Election in SeaTac

[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]

Resident again pleads to council for answers on rodent, trash infested house

Resident again pleads to council for answers on rodent, trash infested house

by Jack Mayne McMicken Heights resident Doris Moe pleaded with the SeaTac City Council to stop giving her the runaround over the abandoned house next to her, where rats, trash and abandoned cars remain... [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]

SeaTac Mayor suspends Council ‘working groups’ until year’s end

SeaTac Mayor suspends Council ‘working groups’ until year’s end

by Jack Mayne Working groups of the SeaTac City Council were not abolished by the Council, but Mayor Mia Gregerson said they were on suspension for the rest of the year. Gregerson said after the lengthy... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: More from the August 11th SeaTac Council Meeting…

The Cactus Speaks: More from the August 11th SeaTac Council Meeting…

[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 Council closes ‘working group’ meetings over citizen objections

SeaTac Council closes ‘working group’ meetings over citizen objections

by Jack Mayne From now on, all SeaTac City Council “working groups” will meet in private even though a range of citizens pleaded with the Council not to do it. The Council also approved spending $9,200... [Read more]

Private SeaTac meetings legal, says AG official; Anderson disputes editorial

Private SeaTac meetings legal, says AG official; Anderson disputes editorial

by Jack Mayne Committees of the SeaTac City Council can legally meet behind closed doors, despite the objections of at least one Council member and some close observers of the Council. thea The Washington... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Two current councilmembers trailing in first returns

ELECTION RESULTS: Two current councilmembers trailing in first returns

The first round of results were released Tuesday night (Aug. 4) for the Primary Election, and the initial returns show that Rick Forschler and Craig Baker; Peter Kwon and Sally Andrews; and Erin Sitterley... [Read more]

Ban retained on residents attending City Council committee meetings

Ban retained on residents attending City Council committee meetings

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has preliminarily approved barring the public from attending SeaTac City Council “working group” or committee meetings, and extended its ban on smoking to all... [Read more]

‘Convoluted’ zoning code to be ‘reformatted’; smoking ban extended to all parks

‘Convoluted’ zoning code to be ‘reformatted’; smoking ban extended to all parks

by Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council’s late afternoon study session continues to be the center of all city business with the return of concerns over the often updated, added to and fixed up zoning code... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Majority Council secrets, distortion, and exclusion

The Cactus Speaks: Majority Council secrets, distortion, and exclusion

[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]

New Code Enforcement names did not impress citizens at Council meeting

New Code Enforcement names did not impress citizens at Council meeting

by Jack Mayne Many SeaTac citizens jeered at a suggestion that the city’s code enforcement agency get a bright new name and wondered if the ideas put out for public vote were for real. Earlier this month,... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Policing, Town Meetings, Swimming Upstream

The Cactus Speaks: Policing, Town Meetings, Swimming Upstream

[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]

City Manager says North SeaTac Park cleanup is nearing completion

City Manager says North SeaTac Park cleanup is nearing completion

by Jack Mayne City Manager Todd Cutts told the City Council that the cleanup of North SeaTac Park is “nearly complete” with patrols to be done regularly by police and park staffs. But a city resident... [Read more]