Tagged with 'Politics'

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

Cantwell, Smith secure $9.1 million for Noise Mitigation in Highline Public Schools

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,... [Read more]

SeaTac Council told of new airport study, mobile home relocation money

SeaTac Council told of new airport study, mobile home relocation money

By Jack Mayne The Washington Legislature helped dwellers of mobile homes and gave the city more money to house prisoners in the Des Moines jail, and the big issue appearing to be the study for a possible... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council approves $82 million budget; accepts $32,000 donation

SeaTac City Council approves $82 million budget; accepts $32,000 donation

By Jack Mayne Gwen Pilo, the city’s finance manager, told the SeaTac City Council that the city’s general fund was increased by $5 million from earlier estimates, while the street fund was decreased... [Read more]

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for SeaTac City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for SeaTac City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

SeaTac Council considers whether to ban its family members from city committees

SeaTac Council considers whether to ban its family members from city committees

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council is wrestling with a proposal to ban Council family members from service on city committees, and heard a consultant report suggesting continued contracting with the... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of Our Cities’ is this Friday

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019. The event runs... [Read more]

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

May update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove: June Leonard Place Opening in Renton June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County... [Read more]

Community Conversations with SeaTac City Council will be this Tuesday

Community Conversations with SeaTac City Council will be this Tuesday

Community Conversations with the SeaTac City Council will be held this Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. Attendees at the meeting will have the opportunity to ask... [Read more]

Des Moines Memorial to get smoothed out, McMIcken parking woes at Council

Des Moines Memorial to get smoothed out, McMIcken parking woes at Council

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council heard more McMicken parking restrictions complaints and approved fixing Des Moines Memorial Drive at its regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 23. During... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

April update from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember, District 5: Opposition to the Sound Transit Proposed Site at S. 240th St and SR 99  After speaking with a host of city leaders, Sound Transit... [Read more]

SeaTac Council hears parking lot owner say area crime at ‘level of crisis’

SeaTac Council hears parking lot owner say area crime at ‘level of crisis’

By Jack Mayne Crime was listed as a major problem for SeaTac and surrounding cities, the owner of public parking facilities told City Council at Tuesday meeting “Crime in this region has really reached... [Read more]

Retiring Joe Scorcio donates $6K for SeaTac Veterans Memorial

Retiring Joe Scorcio donates $6K for SeaTac Veterans Memorial

By Jack Mayne Retiring SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio and his wife, Kathryn, have made a $6,000 donation for a potential SeaTac Veterans Memorial Project, Scorcio told the Council at his final appearance... [Read more]

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall meeting on Saturday, Mar. 23

All are invited to join Congressman Adam Smith for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Tyee High School. “Congressman Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents... [Read more]

Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

Snow storms, Canada geese & state of city considered by SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne Mayor Erin Sitterley on Tuesday night (Feb. 26) gave a belated state of the city address — belated because it had been slated for the the Feb. 12 meeting, a night the Council could not... [Read more]

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

Amina Ahmed honored with ‘Medal of Distinguished Service’ by County Council

At Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) King County Council meeting, lawmakers honored and celebrated the life of Amina Ahmed by posthumously awarding her the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Her... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

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]