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S. 200th Street On-Ramp Closure

Road crews will be closing the South 200th Street On-Ramp to SB I-5 starting at 10:00 PM on Friday February 21 until 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 22. The crews will be adding metering to the on-ramp.

A detour will be in place to redirect drivers. Drivers should avoid taking this route during this time frame in order to avoid congestion.

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Tunnel Lane Closures

Lane Closures in S. 188th Street Tunnel on February 20-21

As part of the Port of Seattle ongoing maintenance of its facilities, the westbound and eastbound left lanes in the S. 188th Street tunnel will be closed between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21. The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the Port’s workers conducting a condition assessment of the center area of the tunnel. Based on the assessment, projects may be added to a list of improvements. Lighting has already been noted as a potential improvement project. The Port adjusted its hours of lane closure to help minimize impacts on morning and afternoon commute times. Thank you for your patience, and please drive carefully.

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Public Works Active Projects February 14, 2020

Military Road South and South 152nd Street

Improvements for this road reconstruction and safety project include construction of bike lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, new pavement, installation of street lighting, upgraded and interconnected signalization with pedestrian crossings, construction of a right turn lane on Eastbound South 152nd Street, and the elimination of the skewed intersection at Tukwila International Boulevard and Military Road South. Johansen is the contractor on the project and is currently working on completing installation of underground infrastructure to support power, cable, and telecommunications services.

Des Moines Memorial Drive South and South 200th Street Intersection

Improvements for this intersection include construction of bike lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, new pavement, installation of street lighting, a new traffic signal system with pedestrian crossings, left turn lanes for all approaches, and construction of a right turn lane on westbound South 200th Street. Rodarte Construction is the contractor on the project and is currently working on installing utility infrastructure.

34th Avenue South Project

This “Safe Routes to School” project includes construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage facilities, installation of an enhanced crosswalk, pedestrian lighting, landscaping, and underground conversion of aerial utilities. Design and right-of-way acquisition are ongoing. The project is scheduled to start construction in 2020.

South 200th Street Shared-Use Path

This project includes building a new separated shared-use path along South 200th Street between 12th Place South and the Des Moines Creek Trailhead. The project will provide pedestrian connections to street improvements that will be constructed at the intersection of Des Moines Memorial Drive South and South 200th Street, and a connection to existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities accessing the Angle Lake Light Rail Station. Design and right-of-way acquisition are in progress. The project is scheduled to start construction in 2020.

International Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements Plan

The purpose of this project is to provide recommendations on enhanced safety improvements for all along the International Boulevard Corridor (from South 152nd Street to South 216th Street). The plan will allow for the City to move forward with identifying the safety concerns, prioritizing the order of addressing the concerns, assigning treatment measures to address the concern, and listing construction initiatives.  Toole Design was selected as the consultant to help with this plan.  The contract scope and fee are being negotiated prior to Council review and action.

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Learn About SeaTac Police

On Thursday February 13, SeaTac Police Department’s Street Crimes Detectives made a presentation to a Criminal Justice class at Bellevue College. Detectives spoke with more than 20 students about law enforcement work and the path to become a law enforcement officer in Washington State. The main focus of the presentation was the correlation between today’s law enforcement and the law enforcement television dramas seen on television. The Detectives related their experiences working in the City of SeaTac and King County and gave the students insights to prepare them for the future.  

The Community Police Academy, which is sponsored by the Cities of SeaTac and Burien and conducted in association with the King County Sheriff’s Office, is set to start on March 4.  Sessions will be held each Wednesday, through May 20 and will run from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. 

This is a great way to gain knowledge about law enforcement and the different services the police department offers the community.  There are still a few openings for this course.  Interested members of the SeaTac community can apply online at:  http://www.seatacwa.gov/home/showdocument?id=8043

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SeaTac Police Stop Sign Emphasis Patrols

January 31-Continuing efforts in traffic safety and in response to community concerns, the SeaTac Police Department Traffic Unit is planning an emphasis regarding Stop Sign compliance.  The emphasis will be conducted on Tuesday, February 4, during the late morning/early afternoon hours.  The area of focus for this emphasis will be the intersection of South 180th Street and 32nd Avenue South.

In addition, Community Services Officer Sana Wight will be attending the Bow Lake HOA/Block Watch meeting on Monday, February 3.   Wight will share safety and security tips and hear from residents regarding neighborhood issues in which the Police Department may be able to assist.   

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Abandoned Homeless Camps and Bicycle Jumps at Des Moines Creek Park Cleaned Up

In late December, the Port of Seattle alerted  SeaTac Parks, Community Programs & Services about a couple of abandoned homeless camps within a remote location of Des Moines Creek Park. Due to the nature of items discovered at each camp and safety of parks employees, staff contacted King County Solid Waste Division. King County Solid Waste Division offers cleanup services at no charge to municipalities for homeless camp cleanup and dumping on public property. Utilizing this grant funded program, the camps have been cleaned up at no cost to the city.

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In addition, an unauthorized BMX jump course was discovered in close proximity to the camps. Park maintenance employees have since removed the jumps.  

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This area of the Des Moines Creek Park is now monitored weekly by park maintenance to ensure the activities do not resume.  

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Puget Sound Fire Weekly Emergency Incident Recap January 19-25

The Puget Sound Fire just finished the final week of recruit academy. Eight recruits graduated. During their last week, recruits spent their time drilling and practicing skills they will use when assigned to shifts next week.


Each week Puget Sound Fire will post the number of emergency responses for the previous week (Sunday to Saturday) along with the year-to-date total.

Total: 538
EMS/Rescue:412
False Call: 41
Fire: 16
Good Intent: 42
Hazardous Conditions: 10
Service: 14
Other: 3

Annual Total: 1955

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The Latest on Coronavirus

January 31- On the afternoon of January 31, 2020 , the U.S. federal government declared the situation with novel coronavirus to be a Public Health Emergency, including updated travel and quarantine measures. For the latest information click on this link. SeaTac Airport has also issued Traveler Updates on Coronavirus Response.

The coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 and is currently referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. The fact that this virus has caused severe illness and sustained person-to-person spread in China is concerning, but it is unclear how the situation in the United States will unfold at this time. For the general public in the U.S., who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV is considered low.

Public health officials still advise that the best preventative actions are the same ones you follow to prevent the flu and common colds. Wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. Avoid contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when sick. Personal hygiene and hand washing continue to be the best prevention.  While not protective against novel coronavirus, public health officials also recommend the influenza vaccine. It’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine, since flu season can last into spring.

On January 21, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health announced the first case in the United States of 2019-nCoV in a resident of Snohomish County, WA who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China where the outbreak began. As of January 28, 2020, there are five confirmed case of 2019-nCoV in the United States (1- WA, 1- IL, 1-AZ, 2-CA). There has been no identification of locally acquired 2019-nCoV cases in King County.

Public Health King County & Seattle continues to conduct surveillance for detection of new cases and monitor for potential exposure of individuals to the novel coronavirus. As of 5PM January 28, 2020, there are four persons under investigation in King County.

Public Health has activated their Emergency Operations Center and is continuing to develop materials for the public and the media. Their website has the most current information about the novel coronavirus.

Additional information is available from:

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POW/MIA FLAG DISPLAY REMINDER

When you drive by SeaTac City Hall or the Community Center or other government facilities, you may see the flags at half-staff or special flags on the flagpoles. Governor Jay Inslee orders flags flown for certain occasions.

Here is some background on why the flags are flying on special days. In 2017 the State Legislature passed a bill that became RCW 1.20.017. This measure directs that every state agency, institution of higher education and every county, city, and town shall display the national league of families POW/MIA flag along with the state and national flags on certain days each year. The purpose of this notification is to inform you of the designated days for 2020. These days are:

-Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30
-Former Prisoners of War Day on April 9
-Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May
-Memorial Day on the last Monday in May Flag Day on June 14
-Independence Day on July 4
-National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27 National POW/MIA
-Recognition Day on the third Friday in September
-Veterans’ Day on November 11
-Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7

When the designated day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the POW/MIA flag will be displayed on the preceding Friday and may remain up over the weekend. Please note that the POW/MIA flag should be flown under the flag of the United States. We appreciate your efforts to appropriately recognize our Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.  
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Highline College Ribbon Cutting

January 31- SeaTac Councilmember Clyde Hill joined Representative Tina Orwall, Normandy Park Deputy Mayor Michelle Sipes Marvin and Highline College students and officials with an official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Health and Life Sciences Building.

The $30 million project is the college’s first significant capital project in more than a decade and will house a number of academic departments in health-related fields, in addition to a new Wellness Center.

Building 26

The renovation of the three-story building, originally built in 1975, includes a comprehensive interior remodel, a new addition to the building and site improvements for a total of 46,068 square feet of classroom, lab, office and study space. It will also be the first LEED-certified building on campus.

Building 26

Previously scattered across campus in separate buildings, several academic departments are in the process of moving into the new building. These departments include Nursing, Respiratory Care, Healthcare Professions, Nursing Assistant and Physical Education. There will also be labs for biology, anatomy and physiology courses.

A Wellness Center, which will be open to staff, faculty and students, as well as a personal fitness trainer lab, is located on the first floor.

Additionally, faculty offices in various departments are located in the new building. These include offices in the Respiratory Care, Business Technology, Physical Education, Nursing, Health Care Professions, Math, and Hospitality and Tourism Management departments.

The Washington State Legislature funded the majority of the project with $3.4 million in design funding during the 2015–17 biennium. That funding was part of a Washington Community and Technical Colleges’ capital funding request to the legislature. Years later, the legislature approved an additional $23.37 million for construction during the 2018 legislative session. The college then funded the remaining $3.17 million through local construction and Service and Activities funds. Of the Service and Activities funds, which are funds students pay within their tuition, the Associated Students of Highline College allocated $200,000 for fitness equipment to be in the wellness center.

To learn more about the project, click here.

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Trees for Yards – Trees for Communities – Trees for YOU

January 24-Did you know 50% of the tree cover in SeaTac, Des Moines and Burien grows in yards and on private land? Protecting and helping increase tree cover starts at home. In support of this, residents in Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines are eligible to receive one free tree (per household) to plant in their yard.

The first pick-up event will be on Saturday, March 28th from 10 am – 2 pm in Burien.*

Residents MUST:

  • be a resident of Burien, SeaTac, or Des Moines and agree to plant their tree in their yard (not in a right of way or at another location).
  • determine which of the 6 available trees are right for their yard and can use our quiz to help them do this.
  • register via the online form before March 15, 2020.
  • be available to come pick up their tree on March 28th from 10 am-2pm. Contact us with concerns.
  • agree to plant, water, and care for their tree. The resident will take on all future maintenance of their tree.
  • Renters must have agreement from their landlord. We advise using our Landlord Letter for Tree Planting.

To learn more click here.

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SeaTac Police Emphasis Patrols

January 24- As part of the SeaTac Police Department’s ongoing effort to increase safety along City roadways, the SeaTac officers will be conducting a traffic emphasis on Wednesday, January 29.  This emphasis will occur primarily along International Boulevard South.  Enforcement efforts will be focused on inattentive and distracted driving that is related to the use of cell phones or other personal electronic devices.

In Washington State is it illegal to be using your phone while driving. For more information on the law click here.

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Puget Sound Fire Emergency Response Recap January 12-18, 2020

Each week Puget Sound Fire will post the number of emergency responses for the previous week (Sunday to Saturday) along with the year-to-date total.

Total: 533
EMS/Rescue: 422
False Call: 33
Fire: 13
Good Intent: 39
Hazardous Conditions: 13
Service: 11
Other: 2

Annual Total: 1,417

Puget Sound Fire reminds residents that a closed door helps limit fire spread.

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Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension

January 22-On Wednesday, January 22, City Manager Carl Cole, Deputy Mayor Peter Kwon and Councilmember Clyde Hill attended a ceremonial signing at the Angle Lake Light Rail Station. Acting Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Administrator K. Jane Williams, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff and King County Executive Dow Constantine were also on hand to ceremonially sign a $790 million grant for the Federal Way Link Extension.

In December the FTA announced its intent to close on the grant following the 30-day Congressional review period, which closes on January 25. The Federal Way Link Light Rail project extends light rail from Angle Lake Station in the City of SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center. The 7.8-mile extension includes three stations in Kent/Des Moines near Highline College, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center. All three stations add parking for a total of 3,200 spaces along the route. The entire line is expected to be open in 2024. For more information on the project click here.

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Have a Day-On and Restore Angle Lake Park

This year for MLK Day take a day on and join the Green SeaTac Partnership for a fun morning of restoration! We’ll be removing invasive weeds to make room for trees and native plants to thrive in Angle Lake Park.

Everyone can help! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all of the tools and training needed. Friends and family members are welcome but please RSVP for all members of your party to help us plan for a great event.

To RSVP for this event, please contact mcooper@forterra.org

When: Monday, January 20 from 9 AM to NOON.

Where: Angel Lake Park 19408 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188

What to Bring: A water bottle, a snack if you want one, and tough clothes, and shoes that can get dirty (because they will!), including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against prickly blackberry. Closed-toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine. Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and rain gear or sun protection as needed.+ Google Calendar+ iCal Export 

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SeaTac Disaster Skills Training

King County is prone to many hazards, and when one happens many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. It may be difficult for residents to travel or communicate. Residents need to be prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Understanding of disaster skills is critical to being prepared.

This training will provide an overview on hazards and the certain skills needed after a disaster. We will cover topics related to: local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, creating family emergency plans and ways to make it through events that might disrupt your normal daily routine.

Each training is the same presentation however is circulating throughout the County to be able to provide this critical information to all community members.

The following are the classes currently scheduled in 2020:

  • Thursday, Jan 23rd (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM); Fairwood Library; 17009 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058
  • Thursday, Jan 30th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM); Kent Panther Lake Library; 20500 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
  • Wednesday, Feb 19th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM); SeaTac-Valley View Library; 17850 Military Rd S, SeaTac, WA 98188
  • Thursday, Feb 27th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM); YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center-White Center; 9720 8th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106
  • Monday, Mar 9th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM); Duvall Library; 15508 Main St NE, Duvall, WA 98019

To register online, click on this link.

All participants are welcome. You do not need to bring your tickets to the training. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Sophia Lopez at slopez@kingcounty.gov or 206-205-6545 (Requests should be made at least 14 calendar days prior to the workshop.)

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Puget Sound Fire Hosts Free Future Women in EMS/Fire Workshop

Puget Sound Fire is proud announce that they will be hosting the upcoming Future Women in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Fire workshop scheduled for April 25-26, 2020 from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Puget Sound Fire and other fire agencies are searching for women in King County, age 18 or older, who are passionate about public service and are seeking a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Spend the weekend exploring the world of Fire and EMS with us.

The FREE workshop is designed for women by women, this is the fourth such workshop sponsored by King County EMS and its regional partners for women to explore the world of fire and EMS. This full weekend includes:

  • CPR training
  • Demonstrations Discussion panels
  • Hands-on interactions/training.
  • Question and answer discussion panels with women firefighters and paramedics from various agencies around the county sharing their experiences about serving their communities

Over 100 women from the region have participated in past workshops, some of whom are now working full-time in this career.  Puget Sound Fire’s Marika Muesegades is a past participant of the workshop and will be sharing her experience.  

Have questions? Contact us at: FutureWomenEMS@KingCounty.gov

Please click here for more info and application. The application deadline is April 3, 2020.  Also, share with family/friends that may be interested.

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Meat Cleaver Robbers Caught

On December 5, 2019, a SeaTac resident was walking along South 176th Street, carrying bags after recently shopping.  As the man walked, he was approached by a male and a female.  When the couple got close, the male produced a large meat cleaver and demanded the victim hand over the bags.  The victim refused and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the suspect began swinging the cleaver, including trying to cut the bags from the victim’s hands. 

Eventually, a nearby witness began honking his car horn, causing the suspect and his female associate to flee on foot.

Upon hearing about this event, SeaTac Detective Zach Brubaker responded.  He gathered information and initiated the early portion of the investigation. 

Later that evening, after everyone had left the scene, a similar robbery occurred in the same area.  SeaTac officers responded and ended up arresting three suspects in that case. 

Recognizing the potential connection, Detective Brubaker assembled all the information he had regarding these crimes.  He then requested an interview with one of the previously arrested subjects.  The subject consented and subsequently confessed to Detective Brubaker during that interview.  The subject was then re-arrested and he will be charged in each of these robberies.

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New Councilmembers Sworn In

January 14-The SeaTac City Clerk swore in four Councilmembers at the first Regular Council Meeting of the year. Returning Councilmembers Erin Sitterley and Peter Kwon took the oath of office along with newcomers Senayet Negusse and Takele Gobena.

Shortly after the swearing in ceremony, Mayor Erin Sitterley was selected to a second term of office. Councilmember Kwon was selected as Deputy Mayor replacing current Deputy Mayor Clyde Hill,

With a new council in place, the Mayor will be making new committee chair and committee assignments.

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Puget Sound Fire Recap December 29, 2019- January 4, 2020

JANUARY 10- Puget Sound Fire is encouraging residents to be prepared for Winter Storms. For more information click on the link for Take Winter by Storm.


Each week Puget Sound Fire will post the number of emergency responses for the previous week (Sunday to Saturday) along with the year-to-date total.

Total: 550
EMS/Rescue: 443
False Call: 30
Fire: 8
Good Intent: 40
Hazardous Conditions: 15
Service: 11
Other: 3

Total calls for 2019: 29,438

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Alert SeaTac Police Officer Catches Suspected Pizza Robber

JANUARY 10-On December 30, 2019, a pizza parlor in White Center was robbed.  During the robbery, an employee was assaulted.  In the days following this crime, suspect information was developed, including a name and vehicle description.  A bulletin was created and distributed to King County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

On Friday, January 3, SeaTac Police Officer Justin Kristofferson of the SeaTac Police was preparing to come to work.  As is his habit, he reviewed all recent crime bulletins before starting his day.  As he drove to work, he saw a vehicle that stood out to him in the area of S 206th St. and Military Rd. S.  It only took him a second to realize the vehicle was from the crime bulletin he had just reviewed regarding the White Center pizza robbery.  Officer Kristofferson notified other officers what he had found and maintained observation of the vehicle and the occupant, who appeared to be the suspect from the robbery.  Once appropriate assistance had arrived, officers took the suspect into custody without incident. 

Once the suspect was in custody, detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded.  They conducted interviews, then booked this dangerous subject into jail on the Robbery charge. 

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Community Garden Registration is Open

JANUARY 3, 2020-Registration is now open for SeaTac residents to reserve a plot in our very popular SeaTac Community Garden. Last year, almost all of the plots were full. Single plots are available for $40 each. Second plots can be rented starting March 1, if available. Non-SeaTac residents can reserve a plot, beginning March 5, based on availability. For more information, please call the SeaTac Community Center at 206.973.4680.

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Grate Keepers Grab Your Rakes

JANUARY 3, 2020-Now that winter is upon us, residents should prepare for cold temperatures as well as rain and wind. These weather conditions send leaves, branches and other organic debris into our streets, curbs, ditches and storm drains/grates.

Our Public Works Maintenance crew works hard to remove the debris after each storm event, but they cannot be everywhere at once. Therefore, the City is asking residents and business owners to do their part by being a “Grate Keeper” and picking up a rake to clear the organic debris from the storm drain/storm grate in front of your property. Only do so when it is safe. Alternatively, if you cannot safely clear the storm grate in front of your property, then call in the blocked storm grate to our Maintenance Division at 206.973.4770. You may also leave a request on the front page of our website under “How Do I… Report a Problem.”

Keeping our storm grates clear helps to prevent localized flooding and flooding related accidents, so thank you in advance for doing your part in making SeaTac a better and safer place to live.

This story first appeared in our SeaTac Quarterly Magazine Winter Edition. If you would like to read more magazine articles, then click on this link.

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Puget Sound Fire Incident Recap from December 22-28, 2019

JANUARY 3, 2020-Puget Sound Fire’s (PSF) weekly Incident Summary from December 22- December 28, 2019.

Each week, PSF will post the number of emergency responses for the previous week (Sunday to Saturday) along with the year-to-date total.

Total: 543
EMS/Rescue: 422
False Call: 48
Fire: 15
Good Intent: 39
Hazardous Conditions: 5
Service: 12
Other: 2
Annual Total: 29,255

With the start of the New Year, Puget Sound Fire would like to encourage every household to test their smoke alarms at least once a month.

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Community Meeting for Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan

JANUARY 3, 2019-The Parks, Community Programs and Services Department hired Berk Consulting to work on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan and we would like to hear your ideas. If you want to learn more about your parks system and/or make suggestions on how your parks can better serve your community, please attend.

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00-7:30 PM

Valley Ridge Community Center

4644 S. 188th Street

For additional information, please contact Lawrence Ellis, Parks, Community Programs and Services Director at lfellis@seatacwa.gov

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Sound Cities Association 2020 Appointments

DECEMBER 26–The Sound Cities Association (SCA) made its 2020 appointments to Regional Board and Committees for elected officials, as approved by the SCA Board. the SCA is composed of all cities in King County except Seattle. According to it’s website the Mission of SCA is to provide leadership through advocacy, education, mutual support and networking to cities in King County as they act locally and partner regionally to create livable vital communities.

The Sound Cities Association (SCA) represents 38 cities of King County and provides a voice for over one million people. SCA was founded in the 1970s to help cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital, livable communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support and networking.
SCA Vision Statement: Capitalizing on the diversity of our cities to lead policy change to make the Puget Sound region the best in the world.

Several SeaTac Councilmembers were appointed to various boards:

Councilmember Pam Fernald is on Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC)

Deputy Mayor Clyde Hill is on Joint Recommendations Committee (JRC)

Councilmember Peter Kwon is on PSRC Transportation Policy Board (TPB)

For the full appointment list click here.

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Christmas Eve SeaTac Fire Determined to be Arson

DECEMBER 26–Tuesday, December 24 was a busy afternoon for Puget Sound Fire.  While lots of people were finishing their preparation for the holiday celebrations, on-duty firefighters responded to two different residential fires in about an hour. 

The first was dispatched at 1:12 PM to the 28000 block of West Valley Highway in Auburn.  Units form Puget Sound Fire and South King Fire and Rescue responded and found a burn barrel in the living room of a house under remodel. The barrel was full of burning wood scraps and was reported to be used by the “contractors”.    The fire was quickly extinguished, and the barrel was removed from the structure.  There was no extension to the structure.   

The second fire was dispatched at 2:22 PM to the 4200 block of S 176 St in SeaTac.  It was initially dispatched as a single unit response to an unknown type fire.  The first due company was already in the area and saw a thermal column of heat and smoke and upgraded the fire to a working residential fire.  Due to the location of the fire assistance was provided by the Port of Seattle (SeaTac Airport) and Tukwila Fire.  The house was reported to be abandon, possible used for storage by the business on the lot.  Crews quickly knocked down the fire and searched the building and found no occupants.  The fire was under control in approximately 30 minutes. Investigators determined the cause of the fire as arson. Fire investigators say an arrest was made and charges filed. 

No injuries were reported at either fire. Due to the quick response and efficient attacks, resources were made available quickly to respond to other calls for assistance. 

Citizen Advisory Committee Vacancies – Applications are being accepted

Want to be more involved with the City of SeaTac? Want to provide a valuable service to your community, and be more informed about City business? Let your voice be heard! Consider joining a Citizen Advisory Committee

The following Citizen Advisory Committees have vacancies, with applications due Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.:

  • Community Services Advisory Committee (3 positions)
  • Planning Commission (3 positions)
  • Sidewalk Advisory Committee (3 positions)

The following Citizen Advisory Committee has a vacancy, with applications accepted until filled:

  • Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (1 position)

If you are interested in serving on a committee, visit the city’s website at www.seatacwa.gov for additional information or to download an application, or contact the City Clerk at 206.973.4661 or cityclerk@seatacwa.gov.

All positions are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.