Tagged with 'Politics'

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]

City of SeaTac sets interview times for City Council Candidates on Saturday Oct. 13

City of SeaTac sets interview times for City Council Candidates on Saturday Oct. 13

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at City Hall, the 14 candidates for SeaTac City Council Position #5 will interview for the vacant seat. These candidates are vying to be selected to replace outgoing... [Read more]

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

VIDEO: 33rd District Candidates Gregerson, Lamb face off at Forum Wed.

From our sister site I Love Kent: A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off... [Read more]

Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

Fifteen residents apply for vacant SeaTac City Council seat

The SeaTac City Clerk received 15 applications by Friday’s (Sept. 28) deadline for the vacant City Council Position 5. In September, Councilmember/Mayor Mike Siefkes stepped down, creating the vacancy. Applicants... [Read more]

Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

Erin Sitterley elected mayor of SeaTac through 2019, replacing Mike Siefkes

 By Jack Mayne Erin Sitterley was unanimously elected mayor of SeaTac at Tuesday’s (Sept. 25) City Council session, replacing resigned Mayor Michael Siefkes who will be moving out of state. Sitterley,... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

FOLLOWUP: Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as Acting Mayor for SeaTac

As we first reported, SeaTac Mayor Michael J. Siefkes announced at Tuesday’s meeting that he was stepping down from the City Council. In the interim, Deputy Mayor Erin Sitterley will serve as the... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

Mayor Siefkes quits SeaTac City Council and is moving from city for health reasons

By Jack Mayne At the very end of the SeaTac City Council meeting on Tuesday night (Sept. 11) Mayor Michael Siefkes announced he was leaving the Council and moving from the city, citing his very serious... [Read more]

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

New search for SeaTac City Manager set after recent finalist takes job elsewhere

By Jack Mayne At the beginning of 2019 the SeaTac City Council will begin its second search for a new city manager to replace retiring Joe Scorcio. Previously selected top candidate Christopher J. Dennis... [Read more]

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]