Incorporated in February 1990, the City of SeaTac is 10.5 square miles in area and has a population of approximately 27,110*. The City boundaries surround the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle. In November 2002, SeaTac took ownership of its own City Hall facility. In July 2003, a police precinct was established at City Hall to better serve the community. A newly constructed Facilities, Parks, and Public Works Maintenance Facility opened in 2004 and the Senior Center addition to the Community Center was completed in 2005.Over the years, the City has made substantial improvements to its parks, including a skate park, outdoor basketball courts, lakeside performing arts stage, children’s play equipment, picnic shelters and much more. The annual International Festival and
Parade, Shakespeare in the Park and the Music in the Park Series have become summer traditions. The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden/Japanese Garden is a beautiful, relaxing place to get away from it all. It’s located in close proximity to the community center at the 165 acre North SeaTac Park.With thousands of visitors daily, transportation and pedestrian improvements have been a high priority. Improvements to International Boulevard and other city streets have added to the safety and aesthetics for its citizens and visitors
The City of SeaTac has a seven-member City Council elected by the citizens. The Council chooses from among themselves who will serve as Mayor and Dep-uty Mayor for a two-year term. The Mayor is recognized as the head of the City for ceremonial purposes and is the chair of the Council Meetings. The City Council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to the citizens’ needs and wishes. The SeaTac Council makes policy, land use, and budget decisions for the City. The City Council appoints a full-time City Manager to oversee the daily operations of the City and to advise, implement, and administer the policies adopted by the City Council. The City Council Meetings and Council Committee Meetings are held on a regular basis. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office or the City website to confirm the meeting schedule.
Highline Area Historical Tid-Bits
Military Road was originally part of the Fort Steilacoom-Fort Bellingham military road, and was built to facilitate travel between the forts. The rugged unpaved road was constructed between 1853 and 1860 and has remained a principal road for decades.
Two Native American canoes, the oldest of which is estimated to be up to 300 years old, where discovered at the bottom of Angle Lake. William Westlake Walker discovered them in 1989-1990 while scuba diving in the lake. Duwamish and Mukleshoot tribal people had utilized the area since ancient times. The SeaTac area was traversed by Native American groups traveling between saltwater shorelines and the interior.
SeaTac City Council Meetings
SeaTac City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the City Hall Council Chambers. The Council Study Sessions are at 5pm, and the regular Council Meetings are at 7pm.
The City Council Chambers are located at City Hall, 4800 South 188th Street
For more information about the SeaTac City Council you can see the City's website here.