Tagged with 'Politics'

The Cactus Speaks: The Great SeaTac Boat Show

The Cactus Speaks: The Great SeaTac Boat Show

[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]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

UPDATE: The date for this hearing has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 2.: A hearing on a bill that would require a State Health Department study of air quality implications of increased air traffic at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (Jan. 24) reviewed four of 39 human services organizations that requested city funds for the year but only after the mayor said that the agencies not yet... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: A long and worthwhile road.

The Cactus Speaks: A long and worthwhile road.

[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]

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

SeaTac has new employee ethics code as a city ordinance

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council unanimously approved a new employee ethics code Tuesday night (Jan 10) as a city ordinance, not just as management rules as originally planned. Councilmember Rick... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘SeaTac 2016 – the council’s year in review!’

[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:] SeaTac 2016 – The council’s year... [Read more]

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

At last meeting of year, SeaTac Council considers employee ethics, year in review

By Jack Mayne The final 2016 meeting of the SeaTac City Council Tuesday night (Dec. 13) wrestled over whether a city ordinance is needed to govern city staff ethics or whether it should be decided by... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council restores city’s one-rate parking tax program

SeaTac City Council restores city’s one-rate parking tax program

The SeaTac City Council recently amended the city’s local Parking Tax Ordinance, “to insure that necessary transportation infrastructure projects are adequately funded to address impacts from... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Local cities need to add more cops

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEditorial-111816.mp3 With the biennial budgets of the cities... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

JACK MAYNE: Interim City Managers are proving they can actually get things done

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneInterimCM.mp3 The terms interim or acting city manager have... [Read more]

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers, more

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers, more

Here’s episode #76 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

Plan to handle possible complaints against city manager adopted by City Council

By Jack Mayne There are no complaints against well-accepted Acting City Manager Joe Scorcio – but if there are against a future manager, the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night (Dec. 7) approved an... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

Washington State Patrol Troopers and King County Elections staff manned the Ballot Box near City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8. King County Elections released the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council powerless to block closure of The Firs Mobile Home Park

SeaTac City Council powerless to block closure of The Firs Mobile Home Park

By Jack Mayne Objectors, often speaking in Spanish with an English translator, crowded the SeaTac City Council chambers on Tuesday night (Oct. 25), many seeking help to keep The Firs Mobile Home Park... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[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 Friends, I sat down today to fill... [Read more]