Tagged with 'seatac city council'

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]

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]

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 be holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave S. (map below). This is an open and free... [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]

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Cactus Speaks: Sound Transit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

[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]

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

Council asks for resolution to lure Dick’s to SeaTac because ‘it’s about community’

By Jack Mayne Hamburger lovers and the chance for a Dick’s Drive-In location in SeaTac spurred City Manager Joe Scorcio to ask if the Council wanted a resolution prepared asking the chain to locate in... [Read more]

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

Councilmember helps rescue baby squirrels from demolition site in SeaTac

By Pam Fernald Special to the SeaTac Blog As SeaTac Deputy Mayor, I recently attended the Jet Motel demolition along with fellow Councilmembers and took a whack at a pillar with the sledgehammer... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

The Cactus Speaks: Mobile Home Park racism accusations continue for no good reason

[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]

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

Parking structures, Firs’ closure & driverless vehicles engaged by Council

By Jack Mayne A driverless vehicle pilot plan, along with changes in downtown parking structures and more appeals for help from the soon-to-be evicted residents of the Firs mobile home park dominated the... [Read more]

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

Joe Scorcio officially becomes SeaTac City Manager until his 2018 retirement

By Jack Mayne Joe Scorcio (pictured above) is no longer the Acting SeaTac City Manager – he became simply the City Manager after the City Council voted unanimously for the change at the Council meeting... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

The Cactus Speaks: Surprise! SeaTac Councilmembers make how much?

[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]

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne The idea of a fire department rescue boat training twice a month at higher than usual speeds on Angle Lake was rejected by the SeaTac City Council during a long meeting on Tuesday meeting. Training... [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]

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]

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]

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]