Tagged with 'mayor'

Meeting to consider ‘Strong Mayor’ will be Wed., Jan. 31; plus, take our Poll

Meeting to consider ‘Strong Mayor’ will be Wed., Jan. 31; plus, take our Poll

The City’s Administration and Finance Committee will hold a Special Meeting this coming Wednesday, Jan. 31 to consider a ballot measure for “a vote of the people to change the form of government... [Read more]

SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler quits due to health concerns; Siefkes elected mayor

SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler quits due to health concerns; Siefkes elected mayor

by Jack Mayne Near the end of a three-hour SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night (March 22), Mayor Rick Forschler quietly said that his blood pressure has been spiking lately and after a discussion... [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]

The Cactus Speaks: ‘Why we hate politics: Did we just trade one extreme for another?’

The Cactus Speaks: ‘Why we hate politics: Did we just trade one extreme for another?’

[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]

EDITORIAL: Mayor Rick Forschler’s tenure must come to a quick end

EDITORIAL: Mayor Rick Forschler’s tenure must come to a quick end

Editorial by Jack Mayne The short tenure of SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler must come to a quick end because of a bewildering list of incredibly inept errors…

LETTER: New SeaTac Mayor shares his thoughts on new Interim City Manager

LETTER: New SeaTac Mayor shares his thoughts on new Interim City Manager

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by new SeaTac Mayor Rick Forschler. This is only his opinion, and does not represent the City itself, nor the other City Councilmembers. It... [Read more]

Farewell reception for Councilmember Terry Anderson will be Thursday, Jan. 14

Farewell reception for Councilmember Terry Anderson will be Thursday, Jan. 14

A farewell reception for Councilmember Terry Anderson will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers, located at 4800 S. 188th Street. Terry Anderson... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Mia Gregerson wins House passage of first bill

Mia Gregerson wins House passage of first bill

One of the newest members of the state House, Rep. Mia Gregerson – who also serves as the Mayor of SeaTac – experienced a legislative rite of passage Thursday (Feb. 13) when the full House for the... [Read more]

Mia Gregerson will continue as SeaTac Mayor and 33rd District legislator

Mia Gregerson will continue as SeaTac Mayor and 33rd District legislator

by Jack Mayne Mia Gregerson says she will serve as SeaTac mayor and in the Washington Legislature for the foreseeable future. She made the comments in a telephone interview last week from her new office... [Read more]

Critic asks SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson to resign; she does not respond

Critic asks SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson to resign; she does not respond

by Jack Mayne A minor flap at the SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night occurred when city critic (and SeaTac Blog columnist) Earl Gipson asked recently-named Mayor Mia Gregerson to resign from the... [Read more]

Mia Gregerson elected as new SeaTac Mayor at special meeting Tuesday

Mia Gregerson elected as new SeaTac Mayor at special meeting Tuesday

The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday evening (Jan. 7) elected councilmember Mia Gregerson as Mayor for the next two years, and former Mayor Tony Anderson was elected Deputy Mayor. The 5-2 vote came at a... [Read more]

LETTER: SeaTac City Council Has a ‘Pattern of Keeping Citizens in the Dark…’

LETTER: SeaTac City Council Has a ‘Pattern of Keeping Citizens in the Dark…’

In a not too surprising move the SeaTac City Council voted 4-3 to shield Citizens from hearing about $5K to $35,000 spending authorizations and raising it to $50K in the Council Meeting on April 10. The... [Read more]