Tagged with 'Politics'

Siefkes reelected SeaTac mayor, Sitterley replaces Fernald as deputy mayor

Siefkes reelected SeaTac mayor, Sitterley replaces Fernald as deputy mayor

By Jack Mayne At its first meeting of 2018, the SeaTac City Council started a new biennium with its own reorganization and welcoming two new members. Mayor Michael Siefkes was reelected in a voice vote,... [Read more]

Courtney Gregoire selected as Port of Seattle Commission President Tuesday

Courtney Gregoire selected as Port of Seattle Commission President Tuesday

Port of Seattle Commissioners Steinbureck, Bowman, Gregoire, Felleman, Calkins in Commission Chambers at P-69, 9 January 2018. Two new Port of Seattle Commissioners – Peter Steinbrueck and Ryan Calkins... [Read more]

Tuesday night will be the (new) SeaTac City Council’s first meeting of the year 

Tuesday night will be the (new) SeaTac City Council’s first meeting of the year 

This Tuesday evening (Jan. 9), the SeaTac City Council meeting at 7 p.m. will include the traditional swearing-in of two new Councilmembers (Joel Wachtel and Clyde Hill) as well as reelected (Pam Fernald)... [Read more]

Newly Elected & Re-Elected Councilmembers get sworn in to Council

Newly Elected & Re-Elected Councilmembers get sworn in to Council

On Friday, Dec. 22, current Councilmember Pam Fernald and Councilmember-elects Joel Wachtel and Clyde Hill were officially sworn in and signed their Oath’s of Office in a ceremony conducted by SeaTac... [Read more]

Council, Port of Seattle each approve a new 10-year Interlocal Agreement

Council, Port of Seattle each approve a new 10-year Interlocal Agreement

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (Dec. 12) approved a somewhat contentious and long-debated new 10-year Interlocal Agreement that should bring at least $30 million into city coffers. Councilmembers... [Read more]

Port of Seattle seeking residents to join new ‘Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable’

Port of Seattle seeking residents to join new ‘Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable’

In 2018, the Port of Seattle will launch a new way for the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila to engage with Sea-Tac Airport staff, at meetings convened by... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves budget update; told it has $13 million ‘rainy day fund’

SeaTac Council approves budget update; told it has $13 million ‘rainy day fund’

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council was told at Tuesday night’s regular meeting that it had a 2018 “rainy day fund” of “approximately $13 million,” and the money is a hedge against future... [Read more]

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]