Tagged with 'Politics'

Increased fees take effect in SeaTac Jan. 1

Increased fees take effect in SeaTac Jan. 1

The SeaTac City Council has adopted a new schedule for a variety of fees that will take effect January 1, 2015. “Increases to a variety of fees including construction, public works, land use and... [Read more]

Homeowners could get break under SeaTac permit fee proposal

Homeowners could get break under SeaTac permit fee proposal

by Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac has kept many of the same city permit fee schedules since incorporation in 1990, and the City Council was last week briefed on proposed new permit fees and, in some cases,... [Read more]

Utility tax approved by SeaTac Council despite citizen opposition

Utility tax approved by SeaTac Council despite citizen opposition

by Jack Mayne Despite pleas from citizens that the imposition of a gross utility tax would be harmful to residents living on fixed incomes, the SeaTac City Council approved it 5 to 2 at Tuesday night’s... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident questions SeaTac City Council spending

LETTER: Resident questions SeaTac City Council spending

[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:] Council Members, Attached is a spreadsheet... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Another Surprise – Secret Meetings

The Cactus Speaks: Another Surprise – Secret Meetings

[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 seeking additional regular columnists... [Read more]

Sewer, water district say proposed SeaTac utility tax is illegal; lawsuit possible

Sewer, water district say proposed SeaTac utility tax is illegal; lawsuit possible

by Jack Mayne The sudden and surprising proposal by the SeaTac City Council to impose a 6 percent utility tax on a variety of public utility district serving city customers is illegal under Washington... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: The Debate – Gregerson vs. Burrage

The Cactus Speaks: The Debate – Gregerson vs. Burrage

[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 seeking additional regular columnists... [Read more]

‘Surprise’ 6 percent tax strongly opposed by SeaTac utilities

‘Surprise’ 6 percent tax strongly opposed by SeaTac utilities

by Jack Mayne A parade of surprised and unhappy water and sewer districts lashed out against a proposed 6 percent utility tax that would help balance the SeaTac city biennial budget that would take effect... [Read more]

City Council votes in favor of Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area

City Council votes in favor of Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area

SeaTac City Council members voted Tuesday night (Oct. 14) to establish the Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) and charter the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (SSRTA), a public... [Read more]

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

Gregerson, Burrage debate 33rd District race for state Legislature

http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/CandidateForum093014.mp3 To listen to the audio from our Candidate Forum, click the “Play” button above. by Jack Mayne Photos by Michael... [Read more]