Tagged with 'Politics'

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs

By Jack Mayne Whether new sidewalks should be discussed with residents before being made city projects was debated by the SeaTac City Council during its regular session Tuesday night (April 10). While... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

The Cactus Speaks: Municipal Capital Improvement/Slush Fund? Budgets are boring…

[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]

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

SeaTac Council approves pioneering locked mailbox program, food trucks

By Jack Mayne First in the nation, the SeaTac City Council approved on March 27 an ordinance intended to reduce and eventually eliminate mailbox theft in the city by encouraging residents to replace non-locking... [Read more]

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

33rd District Democrats Legislative District Caucus will be Sat., March 24

From new Advertiser the 33rd District Democrats: We all know that our nation needs new leadership; now is the time we focus locally to make that happen! We need to be prepared to fight for every vote... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

SeaTac City Council eliminates study sessions; meeting times moved to 6 p.m.

By Jack Mayne Unless there is a special reason to do so, there will be no future study sessions each Tuesday night the SeaTac City Council meets, just a “regular” City Council meeting, with the first... [Read more]

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

SeaTac Council hears cost and plans for new residential parking permit plan

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council study session Tuesday night (Feb. 27) got a first look at a potential plan to buy $570,000 in electronic parking equipment needed because of increased new businesses... [Read more]

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Levy passing by nearly 58%

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Special Election were released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the Highline School Levy has grown to nearly 58% approval: Highline School District No. 401... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

SeaTac City Council wants study on possible additional airport

By Jack Mayne While it did not appear preplanned, SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio said the city is pushing for study of possible new regional airport locations because of the regions’ growth at the... [Read more]

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

SeaTac property taxes increase over 18 percent for 2018

By Jack Mayne SeaTac property taxes are going up slightly more than 18 percent this year but the King County Assessor says not to blame the SeaTac city government – blame the Washington Legislature for... [Read more]

Council Committee unanimously agrees not to support ‘strong mayor’ proposal

Council Committee unanimously agrees not to support ‘strong mayor’ proposal

A SeaTac City Council committee on Wednesday (Jan. 31) unanimously agreed not to support a move by Councilmember Rick Forschler put a measure for a full time ‘strong’ mayor on the ballot. The... [Read more]

Meeting to consider ‘Strong Mayor’ will be Wed., Jan. 31; plus, take our Poll

Meeting to consider ‘Strong Mayor’ will be Wed., Jan. 31; plus, take our Poll

The City’s Administration and Finance Committee will hold a Special Meeting this coming Wednesday, Jan. 31 to consider a ballot measure for “a vote of the people to change the form of government... [Read more]

Mayor says SeaTac is a ‘very strong city,’ and a ‘better place to live’

Mayor says SeaTac is a ‘very strong city,’ and a ‘better place to live’

By Jack Mayne Mayor Michael Siefkes said SeaTac is not the financial basket-case the Council displaced two years ago thought it was, and it now has a budget surplus and nearly a half billion dollars in... [Read more]

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]