Tagged with 'Politics'

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting cancelled due to inclement weather

Tuesday night’s City Council meeting cancelled due to inclement weather

The City of SeaTac Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Public Hearing on Interim Regulations will be rescheduled to the Tuesday,... [Read more]

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

Council told citizens approve of new Councilmember, reject ‘One America’

By Jack Mayne Normally only a citizen or two speak at the opening of a Council meeting, but on Tuesday (Jan. 22) there were several, defending the recent selection of a person replacing Amina Ahmed and... [Read more]

City of SeaTac 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment process now underway

City of SeaTac 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment process now underway

From Advertiser the City of SeaTac: SeaTac’s Comprehensive Plan presents the community’s vision for how the city should grow and change to meet the demands of a growing region. The biennial amendment... [Read more]

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

SeaTac Council rejects One America criticism, defends appointment of Tombs

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has rejected criticism of a local immigrant-rights group, One America, over the appointment of SeaTac Planning Commission member Stanley Tombs to a short fill-in term... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council unanimously selects Stanley Tombs as new Councilmember

SeaTac City Council unanimously selects Stanley Tombs as new Councilmember

During a Special Meeting Monday night (Jan. 14), the SeaTac City Council appointed Stanley Tombs, Jr. to fill vacant Council Position Number 5 and complete the current unexpired term. The appointment... [Read more]

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Council will fill the Amina Ahmed vacancy from previous list of applicants

SeaTac Fire Explorers opened Tuesday night’s meeting. By Jack Mayne Because the list of city residents seeking a SeaTac City Council seat was relatively recent, the Council decided to use that list... [Read more]

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

Advertiser Dave Upthegrove reflects on his 8 favorite moments of 2018

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: 8 in 2018 The New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. I wanted to share some of my... [Read more]

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

Protesters disrupt SeaTac City Council’s brief special meeting Tuesday

By Jack Mayne A unidentified group of mostly young women filled the audience area of the SeaTac City Council chambers Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 18) as the Council held a brief special meeting made necessary... [Read more]

City will sell SeaTac Center despite objections of small business owners

City will sell SeaTac Center despite objections of small business owners

By Jack Mayne Despite heavy lobbying and sometimes vociferous argument from several small Somali businesses, the SeaTac City Council voted 5 to 1 Thursday night (Dec. 13) to begin a process to sell the... [Read more]

Gregerson will chair State Government & Tribal Relations Committee

Gregerson will chair State Government & Tribal Relations Committee

Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-33 The Washington House Democrats announced on Thursday (Dec. 13) that Rep. Mia Gregerson, D – SeaTac, will chair the State Government and Tribal Relations Committee beginning in... [Read more]

Anger over potential sale of SeaTac Center spurs ejection of Council protestors

Anger over potential sale of SeaTac Center spurs ejection of Council protestors

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council regular meeting Tuesday (Dec. 11) was disrupted by Somali immigrant opponents of a sale of the SeaTac Center to such a degree that Mayor Erin Sitterley ordered police... [Read more]

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of late Councilmember Amina Ahmed

Fundraiser created to honor legacy of late Councilmember Amina Ahmed

An online fundraiser has been created by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce to honor the legacy of SeaTac City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who tragically passed away as the result of injuries suffered... [Read more]

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

SeaTac Council unanimously votes to hire Police Chief Cole as new City Manager

On Wednesday night, Nov. 14, the SeaTac City Council unanimously voted to hire current SeaTac Police Chief Carl Cole as the new City Manager. This fall, Chief Cole submitted his name to the Council for... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

SeaTac Council approves biennial budget with no increase in city taxes

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved the 2019-2020 biennial budget of $220.9 million with an estimated ending fund balance in 2020 of $78.3 million, which retains the city’s current... [Read more]

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

By Jack Mayne Former SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes can never again practice law in Washington state, or seek a law license in any other state in the nation following his resignation from the Washington... [Read more]

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

South King County Candidate Forum will be TONIGHT in Kent

Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! This... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

Amina Ahmed sworn in to Council; Dave’s Diner recognized by city

By Jack Mayne A new member of the SeaTac City Council was sworn into office at the city’s Oct. 23 City Council meeting, along with a goodbye to the locally famed Dave’s Diner. Photo courtesy Tina Orwall. Ahmed... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember

SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember

After an all-day Special Council Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13, the SeaTac City Council unanimously appointed Amina Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position #5, and complete the current unexpired term. The... [Read more]

City Council considers driverless vehicles, trash rate increase at Tuesday meeting

City Council considers driverless vehicles, trash rate increase at Tuesday meeting

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council considered and put off for two weeks approval of allowing tests of driverless vehicles in the city. At the Tuesday (Oct. 9) regular session, the lawmakers also adopted... [Read more]

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser on Tuesday, Nov. 6

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser: I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia. As Confucius observed: Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. What... [Read more]