Tagged with 'Politics'

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

By Jack Mayne Deciding what the city of SeaTac and the Port of Seattle can and should do for the next 10 years will depend upon whether the two governments agree onto a new pending interlocal agreement... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

On Friday, Nov. 10, King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell: 1,465 46.23% Joel Wachtel: 1,704 53.77% Total... [Read more]

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

By Jack Mayne After weeks of discussion, haggling and worry over the continuing and growing effects of the increasing impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the thousands of SeaTac city residents who live next... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s election on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and the initial leaders are still ahead: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell:... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for SeaTac City Council shows that challengers Joel Wachtel and Clyd (Fuzz) Hill are leading: City... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

LETTER: City Council Candidate shares responses to recent questionnaire

LETTER: City Council Candidate shares responses to recent questionnaire

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, Rather than let another... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has tentatively decided to join with the City of Burien and the Port of Seattle in a Miller Creek stream realignment and daylighting project, necessitated by the poor... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] On September 27, 2017, I had the pleasure... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

By Jack Mayne A last minute settlement that will cost SeaTac taxpayers $4 million and insurance carriers about $18 million was approved on a 5 to 2 vote at the SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night... [Read more]

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

The SeaTac City Council is beginning the search for its next City Manager – to replace Joe Scorcio upon his retirement in mid 2018 – and they’re seeking the public’s thoughts through an... [Read more]

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

POLL: Should SeaTac continue its Red Light Traffic camera program?

There is some controversy brewing in SeaTac over Red Light Cameras, and we’d like to take our Readers collective pulse on this issue – please take a moment to vote in our Poll below: Do... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

By Jack Mayne Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace Redflex in operating red light cameras during a three year... [Read more]

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

By Jack Mayne SeaTac resident Vicki Lockwood said she attended a meeting at the House of Mercy, a drug and alcohol recovery facility located near the YMCA and Highline schools, and “the more I heard,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Port of Seattle Commission Candidate Forum will be Wed. at Highline College

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College. Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this... [Read more]

Hundreds gather to discuss fracking at Sierra Club community forum Wed.

Hundreds gather to discuss fracking at Sierra Club community forum Wed.

In order to spread the word about the many harmful climate and health effects of natural gas, Sierra Club welcomed policy director Eric de Place from the Sightline Institute – in tandem with 350 Seattle,... [Read more]

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be Wed., Sept. 13

A Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Highline College. This forum will “focus on the quality of life and jobs in the airport... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

The Cactus Speaks: Let’s talk about the SeaTac Primary Election

[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]

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

It’ll be Campbell vs. Wachtel, Hill vs. Pollock & Fernald in Nov. 7 election

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know the finalists for the SeaTac City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

School Resource Officer agreement delayed by Mayor’s objections

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes expressed reservations over what usually is a routine new agreement with the Highline School District for a school resource officer, suggesting that three-year proposal... [Read more]