Tagged with 'Politics'

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]

SeaTac to have meeting for tenants of international market that city wants to sell

SeaTac to have meeting for tenants of international market that city wants to sell

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has agreed to set up a meeting with the tenants of the SeaTac Center which the city has put up for sale, and residents have interpreted to mean closure of their mostly... [Read more]

Thousands protest outside Federal Detention Center in SeaTac Saturday

Thousands protest outside Federal Detention Center in SeaTac Saturday

With estimates of up to 10,000 by the King County Sheriff’s Office, protestors gathered outside the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac on Saturday, June 30, to voice their opposition against President... [Read more]

Minor disturbance at SeaTac Council, good wishes for departing Jeff Robinson

Minor disturbance at SeaTac Council, good wishes for departing Jeff Robinson

By Jack Mayne It was a minor affair, but a group of Somali business operators in the International Boulevard area wanted to protest plans by the city to let the area be developed for major new businesses,... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

Alaska Air HQ construction, new cell antennas considered by SeaTac Council

Alaska Air HQ construction, new cell antennas considered by SeaTac Council

By Jack Mayne A major new Alaska Air Group construction project and a possible 20-year agreement to permit cellular companies to place new antennas on utility poles citywide dominated a lengthy SeaTac... [Read more]

VIDEO: SeaTac Mayor Siefkes speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

VIDEO: SeaTac Mayor Siefkes speaks at Chamber’s ‘State of Our Cities’ luncheon

On Friday, June 8, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual ‘State of Our Cities’ membership luncheon, with guest speakers from five regional cities, including SeaTac Mayor... [Read more]

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

Governor, King County Executive speak at protest in SeaTac Saturday

On Saturday, June 9, a protest against the detention of asylum-seeking mothers was held outside the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, with special appearances and speeches by Gov. Jay Inslee and King... [Read more]

City of SeaTac expresses ‘strong concerns’ over Dow Constantine’s proposal

City of SeaTac expresses ‘strong concerns’ over Dow Constantine’s proposal

On Tuesday, May 29, the City of SeaTac sent a letter to King County Executive Dow Constantine, expressing “strong concerns and displeasure over your proposed ordinance to reallocate funding from... [Read more]

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [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]

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [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]

Alaska Airlines to build new office building; Council considers govt. relations manager

Alaska Airlines to build new office building; Council considers govt. relations manager

By Jack Mayne Alaska Airlines will begin developing a property on International Boulevard with an office building and parking garage, the start of a more elaborate development later, and the SeaTac City... [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]

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

[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 always seeking additional regular... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

By Jack Mayne First in the nation, the SeaTac City Council approved on March 27 an ordinance intended to reduce and eventually eliminate mailbox theft in the city by encouraging residents to replace non-locking... [Read more]

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

By Jack Mayne Unless there is a special reason to do so, there will be no future study sessions each Tuesday night the SeaTac City Council meets, just a “regular” City Council meeting, with the first... [Read more]