SeaTac Summer Recycling Event

June 5-The City of SeaTac is happy to announce that we will be hosting a recycling event for all King County residents at the North SeaTac Park Parking Lot. Materials to be collected are: shredding, scrap metal, porcelain, motor oil, anti-freeze, Styrofoam, plastic bags, donation items for NorthWest Center, batteries, CFL light Bulbs and latex paint.

We are also requesting the following precautions be met:

  • We strongly discourage you from attending if you are at increased risk of complications due to COVIE-19 – This includes people 60 years or older, and those with underlying medical conditions.
  • Don’t attend if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in your household is.
  • Stay in your vehicle and follow directions by staff.
  • If you must get out of your vehicle, keep at least six feet of space between yourself and others.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently when possible or use alcohol-based sanitizer as an alternative if handwashing is not available.
  • We encourage you to wear a facemask
  • Please be patient as delays can be expected due to event staff maintaining social distancing and customers holding on to items during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

SeaTac Summer Recycling Event.

North SeaTac Park, North Parking Lot

13001 20th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168 (new location)

Saturday, June 27

9 AM to 3 PM

Closures on I-5 for Federal Way Link construction

Closures will be along southbound I-5 in SeaTac over three weeks

June 4- Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will be closing lanes on southbound I-5 from milepost 150.8 to milepost 149.8 in SeaTac to set concrete barriers and build an access road for future light rail construction. The night time closures will take place on June 9 – 11, June 17 & 18 and June 22 & 23

Tuesday June 9 through Thursday June 11, crews will close the two right lanes of southbound I-5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  On Wednesday June 17 and Thursday June 18 crews will close one right lane of southbound I-5 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. On Monday June 22 and Tuesday June 23 crews will again close two lanes of southbound 1-5 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

All project construction work is done under stringent COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

The Federal Way Link Extension will open for service in 2024. For more information on the Federal Way Link Extension and to sign up for project updates, visit www.soundtransit.org/fwlink

Public Works Project Locations

June 5-

Public Works Project Locations

Spot Drainage Repairs

This project will repair storm drainage infrastructure at eight locations within the City.  The project is currently in design.

S 180th St Flood Reduction Project

This project will construct a flood reduction facility to eliminate flooding at the end of S 180th St.  The project recently completed the planning and feasibility assessment stage and now will begin the design phase.

S 221st St Drainage Improvement

This project will construct a drainage conveyance system to intercept drainage flows on Military Road causing erosion of the embankment on Military Road and private properties as well as localized flooding of septic systems at nearby residences.  The project is currently in design.

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. Part of Citywide Local Road Safety Plan 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.

SeaTac Municipal Court Moves to Virtual Court

June 5-SeaTac Municipal Court will begin holding virtual hearings until further notice beginning June 1, 2020. These hearings will be held via Zoom App. You will receive a notification in the mail with your virtual court date along with instructions on how to access your virtual court date. Please make sure you are accessing the Zoom app that is a blue square. The court is still closed to the public at this time. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone in the court, please email the court at municipalcourt@seatacwa.gov. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

The probation officer will still be AVAILABLE during this time. However, the appointments will not be conducted in person. Instead the appointments will be completed via mediums such as FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype. Please contact the probation department at 206-771-2818 if you have any questions or need to speak with the probation counselor directly.

 DVMRT and Thinking for a Change are canceled until King County enters Phase 2. If you are enrolled in the DVMRT class, you will NO LONGER allowed to continue to work on one assignment per week given the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19  pandemic. Your patience, understanding, and cooperation is greatly appreciated during this unparalleled time.  Please check back prior to that date in order to see if these classes have to be postponed once again as this is a fluid situation.

There will be no jury trials scheduled for the month of June due to the COVID-19 pandemic

SeaTac Mayor Statement on George Floyd Death, Protests and Police Officers

SeaTac, WA (June 3, 2020) –  The loss of an American life at the hands of evil and lawless men is an event that should be mourned and cause people of good will to say “never again”.  George Floyd was a member of our American family, a life that mattered deeply, each and every one of us lost something when his life was wrongfully taken from him and all who knew and loved him.   It is right and just to hold those responsible for his death to account, and demand that they receive the punishment they deserve.  George Floyd deserves nothing less. 

The SeaTac City Council supports the right of individuals to peacefully demonstrate their grief, protest the wrong, demand answers and, in doing so, change the course of justice for all people in our Nation.  This is woven into the fabric of the American way, the cherished freedom of expression for which many before us have laid down their lives. 

The City of SeaTac is blessed with well-trained and professional police officers who deserve to go home safely after every shift, just as we deserve to safely move about our daily lives in our City. SeaTac police officers recently assisted, escorted, and supported a peaceful protest organized by local students, setting an example of how cities can peacefully protect our first amendment rights, encourage dialogue, and work together with the community. 

SeaTac is fortunate to rarely, if ever, witness the abuses we see in other parts of our Country.  This does not mean we are immune, and your Council is committed to standing with our Community, working with our police officers to maintain or even improve the excellent relationship we have, building trust while improving safety.  We all deserve nothing less. 

Your Council is committed to safety for all- residents, businesses and first responders. Violence has no place in our community, especially during protests and demonstrations.  Violence, vandalism, and disorderly conduct remain illegal in the City of SeaTac.   Over this past week, I have watched what started as a prayer for peace and healing get lost in the noise of physical violence and shattered glass.  The memory of George Floyd and all Americans who have lost their lives to similar brutality is not honored in such a way.  They deserve better.

I challenge the good people of SeaTac to join me in seeking ways to honor the life of George Floyd that will benefit our greater community.  Service can take many forms, please be a force for positive change.

I, along with the entire City Council, mourn the loss of George Floyd. I know and understand the hurt that is felt by many members of our community. Your Council sees you and you matter to us. You deserve nothing less.

Erin Sitterley, Mayor

June 2, 2020 in the evening

Speeding Driver Leads to Recovery of Stolen Car

May 29-Tuesday morning, May 26, a SeaTac Police Officer conducting speed enforcement clocked a car traveling 56 MPH in a 35 MPH zone and initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of S. 182nd St. & 51st Ave. S. in SeaTac.

The deputy approached the vehicle and asked the driver to turn off the car, which she did using a screwdriver. Let that sink in for a minute.

Dispatchers indicated that the vehicle was stolen, and the driver was taken into custody and arrested. She was transported to the King County Jail and booked for investigation of Possession of a Stolen vehicle and also cited for traffic violations

SeaTac Police Seek Armed Robber

May 29-On Sunday, May 24, around 10:05 PM, the male pictured robbed the 76 Gas Station in SeaTac at the 19900 BLK International Blvd S. Can you help us identify him?

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall, wearing a mask and latex gloves. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim/clerk demanding the cash from the register. The suspect then told the victim to lay on the ground and the suspect fled on foot eastbound on S 200th. After a search, deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

If anyone has information on who this man is, they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206/296-3311 and reference case #C20016848 or leave a completely anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at P3tips.com.

SeaTac Police Recover Stolen Fiat 500

May 29-On May 19, a SeaTac Police Officer drove by a residence that has associations with narcotics, stolen property and numerous stolen vehicles.  Upon driving by, the officer saw a vehicle that appeared might be stolen, based upon a few indicators.  Additionally, the officer saw a vehicle belonging to a subject known to have warrants.  The officer called for assistance to investigate the suspected stolen vehicle. 

Once a second officer arrived, the subject known to have warrants was outside the residence, near his vehicle.  The officers took him into custody on those warrants.  Upon looking into the open door of his vehicle, the officers could see an obvious “drug kit.”  The subject provided signed consent for officers to retrieve the kit from the vehicle.  In the kit, officers found a variety of illegal narcotics, packaged for possible sale. 

As the officers continued to interview the subject, he told them about a stolen vehicle that was in the garage of his mother’s home.  The subject was taken to his mother’s home and he opened the garage for officers.  Inside, they found and recovered a Fiat 500 that had recently been stolen in Seattle. 

The subject in this case was booked on multiple felony charges.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Proclamation

May 26- At the beginning of the Tuesday Regular Council Meeting, Mayor Erin Sitterley declared May, 2020 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and asked the City of SeaTac to celebrate by calling upon SeaTac residents to honor SeaTac’s Asian/Pacific Americans and learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The full text of the Proclamation is below:

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is observed during the month of May to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States; and

WHEREAS, SeaTac is proud to be home to a large Asian American and Pacific Islander population, as well as the Seike Japanese Garden that contributes greatly to the prosperity and enrichment of our community; and

WHEREAS, according to the most recent Census data, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans constitute nearly 20 percent of the City of SeaTac’s population; and

WHEREAS, Asian/Pacific Americans have had a profound impact on the United States and the SeaTac community, which is home to a number of Asian/Pacific Americans who serve as excellent representatives of both the Asian/Pacific American community and the SeaTac community-at-large; and

WHEREAS, diversity represents one of our greatest strengths, and by recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islander men and women, our City celebrates the importance of inclusion to building a brighter future for all of our citizens; and

WHEREAS, the City is committed to providing comprehensive support to ensure that SeaTac is equitable and welcoming to all people.

NOW, therefore, I. Erin Sitterley, Mayor of the City of SeaTac, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby declare May 2020 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and the City of SeaTac celebrates by calling upon SeaTac residents to honor SeaTac’s Asian/Pacific Americans and learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Given under my hand and the seal of the City of SeaTac this 26th day of May 2020.

Memorial Day at the SeaTac Veterans Memorial

May 25-On Memorial Day, SeaTac residents paid their respects to those who served the country by stopping by the SeaTac Veterans Memorial.

The SeaTac Veterans Memorial pays tribute to men and women military veterans of the past and present for their service. The memorial incorporates engraved paver tiles as a lasting way to remember our loved ones who have served.

City unveiled the SeaTac Veterans Memorial on November 11, 2019. The memorial is located adjacent to the SeaTac Community Center at 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac. While located in SeaTac, the Veterans Memorial is a welcome place to honor veterans from every community.

The City of SeaTac invites you to honor a loved one by purchasing one or more paver tiles.  Paver tiles are 12″x12″, granite tiles.  The cost for each tile is $125. 

For more information please see donation order form.

We want to thank Councilmember Pam Fernald for sharing this nice photo from Memorial Day.