Tagged with 'Politics'

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]

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council complied with a request from the Port of Seattle and dropped its controversial lawsuit over surface water management fees the city collects from the Port. The city... [Read more]

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, it was revealed that a SeaTac civic activist is taking on a first term SeaTac City Councilmember, while a 10-year veteran Councilmember and former mayor and... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [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]

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council needs to start thinking about the city as being six times larger than its official 28,000 population because of the effects of the international airport the city... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

The SeaTac City Council will host its first Town Hall Meeting of 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Avenue S. (map below). “Attendees... [Read more]

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

By Jack Mayne Two young schoolgirls told the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night of the fear generated amongst their music classmates when a teacher told them that new President Donald Trump would want... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

[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]

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]

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

City Manager’s Report: New emergency notification system for SeaTac citizens

By Joseph Scorcio City Manager, SeaTac The City of SeaTac has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications, which... [Read more]

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

By Pam Fernald Special to the SeaTac Blog As SeaTac Deputy Mayor, I recently attended the Jet Motel demolition along with fellow Councilmembers and took a whack at a pillar with the sledgehammer... [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]

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

By Jack Mayne Joe Scorcio (pictured above) is no longer the Acting SeaTac City Manager – he became simply the City Manager after the City Council voted unanimously for the change at the Council meeting... [Read more]

Former City Manager Todd Cutts hired by Olympia downtown group

Former City Manager Todd Cutts hired by Olympia downtown group

By Jack Mayne Todd Cutts is the new executive director of the Olympia Downtown Association, according to the Olympian newspaper in the state capitol. Cutts was fired in January 2016 when a newly elected... [Read more]

SeaTac’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan amendment process is underway

SeaTac’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan amendment process is underway

The City of SaTac’s Comprehensive Plan amendment process is underway, according to the City: The Comprehensive Plan presents the community’s vision for how the city should grow and change to meet... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

[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]

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]

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

Legislature considers adding four seats to Port of Seattle Commission

By Jack Mayne South King County will get more representation on the Port of Seattle Commission under legislation introduced this week in the Washington Legislature. The bill – HB 1999 – would create... [Read more]