Tagged with 'Politics'

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Campbell vs. Wachtel; Hill vs. Pollock

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 17.83% of the votes counted, standings for the SeaTac City Council race remain the same. The top two... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

ELECTION: Early returns indicate Campbell vs Wachtel; Hill vs Pollock

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 14.61% of the votes counted, here’s how the SeaTac City Council race is shaping up. The top two... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

SeaTac City Council hears about traffic snarls as well as City Hall rental

By Jack Mayne At the regular SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (July 27), councilmembers were updated on a traffic study where for-hire vehicles are slowing traffic emerging from a parking area, primarily... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #4

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Of the three candidates for Position... [Read more]

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

City of SeaTac wants Appeals Court to reverse $18 million Kingen lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The City of SeaTac wants a Washington Court of Appeals to reverse the judge’s decision and award of $18 million to Gerry Kingen in a lawsuit over a property fight near the Sound Transit... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

The Cactus Speaks: SeaTac Voting, Cactus Style

[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 BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

SEATAC BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Candidates for Pos. #2

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for SeaTac City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional responses... [Read more]

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

Legislature approves airport air quality study, rejects airport impact study

By Jack Mayne The Washington Legislature has agreed to pay for a study of the air quality around Sea-Tac Airport, but refused to pay for an overall impact study of the fast-growing airport’s effects... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s a misdemeanor to mess with campaign signs, and candidates know this…’

LETTER: ‘It’s a misdemeanor to mess with campaign signs, and candidates know this…’

[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:] Disappearing campaign signs have been... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Wachtel is running for SeaTac City Council, Position #2

LETTER: Joel Wachtel is running for SeaTac City Council, Position #2

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

Traffic problems at 51st & 152nd, parking study get SeaTac City Council attention

By Jack Mayne ‘Traffic calming’ is the term engineers use when they want to stop motorists from using side streets or whizzing by so fast as to endanger residents of a neighborhood, and two such events... [Read more]

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

Port pressure prompts City of SeaTac to drop surface water lawsuit

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council complied with a request from the Port of Seattle and dropped its controversial lawsuit over surface water management fees the city collects from the Port. The city... [Read more]

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

ELECTION: Former Mayor did not file; Campbell draws 2; Fernald gets pass

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, it was revealed that a SeaTac civic activist is taking on a first term SeaTac City Councilmember, while a 10-year veteran Councilmember and former mayor and... [Read more]

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Schools seeking community members for Advisory Committee

Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction, and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

SeaTac City Council to consider new red light camera vendor

A Redflex red light camera in Burien. That city’s red light cameras were removed in 2012. By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council balked at a proposed three year extension of a contract with Redflex... [Read more]

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

Airport effectively makes SeaTac a city six times its official size, says city study

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council needs to start thinking about the city as being six times larger than its official 28,000 population because of the effects of the international airport the city... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

SeaTac City Council holding Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 26

The SeaTac City Council will host its first Town Hall Meeting of 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Avenue S. (map below). “Attendees... [Read more]

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

Schoolgirls’ fear spurred by teacher’s talk about Trump resolved a year ago

By Jack Mayne Two young schoolgirls told the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday night of the fear generated amongst their music classmates when a teacher told them that new President Donald Trump would want... [Read more]