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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]

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]

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]

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]

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest Editorial was written by SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon: SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight By Peter Kwon Many people have recently come to me with questions... [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]

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

SeaTac Police Chief Mulligan leaves to join top command staff of new Sheriff

By Jack Mayne SeaTac Police Chief Lisa Mulligan was given the key to SeaTac at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting because she is leaving the city to join the top command staff of new King County Sheriff... [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]

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

City told it can expect financial aid, support from airport with pending agreement

By Jack Mayne Deciding what the city of SeaTac and the Port of Seattle can and should do for the next 10 years will depend upon whether the two governments agree onto a new pending interlocal agreement... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Wachtel & Hill retain their leads in latest returns

On Friday, Nov. 10, King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell: 1,465 46.23% Joel Wachtel: 1,704 53.77% Total... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Wachtel, Hill still leading in SeaTac City Council races

King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s election on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and the initial leaders are still ahead: City of SeaTac Council Position No. 2: Kathryn Campbell:... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

ELECTION RESULTS: First round favors challengers Wachtel, Hill

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for SeaTac City Council shows that challengers Joel Wachtel and Clyd (Fuzz) Hill are leading: City... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

SeaTac City Council considers joining Burien on Miller Creek stream project

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council has tentatively decided to join with the City of Burien and the Port of Seattle in a Miller Creek stream realignment and daylighting project, necessitated by the poor... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

LETTER: Joel Wachtel responds to opponent’s claims made at chamber event

[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:] On September 27, 2017, I had the pleasure... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

SeaTac City Council approves $13 million legal settlement with K & S

By Jack Mayne A last minute settlement that will cost SeaTac taxpayers $4 million and insurance carriers about $18 million was approved on a 5 to 2 vote at the SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night... [Read more]

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

Search for SeaTac’s next City Manager begins; public asked to take survey

The SeaTac City Council is beginning the search for its next City Manager – to replace Joe Scorcio upon his retirement in mid 2018 – and they’re seeking the public’s thoughts through an... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

SeaTac City Council considers new company to monitor red light violators

By Jack Mayne Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace Redflex in operating red light cameras during a three year... [Read more]

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

Council hears reasoning for approved group home; school resource pact passed

By Jack Mayne SeaTac resident Vicki Lockwood said she attended a meeting at the House of Mercy, a drug and alcohol recovery facility located near the YMCA and Highline schools, and “the more I heard,... [Read more]