Protest

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The single biggest difference you can make in this issue is to SHOW UP! Remember that Legislators at every level respond to numbers. Below are the events you need to provide public comment and people you need to write to.

Upcoming Events

Here are some one-off events you need to show up for in order to make a difference. Most of these events will have a registration form to keep you informed by e-mail. (Past events are grayed out.)


Place Description Date/Time
The next Highline Forum meeting will be held: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sullivan Center at Tukwila 14350 Tukwila International Blvd. Tukwila, [...]2019-09-25 2:30pm
To be held at the Conference Center in the Mezzanine of Sea-Tac Airport [...]2019-09-24 12:00pm
6pm-8pm Burien Community Center 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien WA 98168 [...]2019-09-19 6:00pm
Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Shorewood Room AGENDA Joint Meeting of the Burien Airport Committee and Des Moines Aviation Advisory Committee 1. CALL [...]2019-09-17 6:00pm
To be held in Commission Chambers at Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way Airport highlight includes a further paring back of the Port's Bylaws to omit [...]2019-09-10 12:00pm
DRAFT VISION 2050 PLAN Staff Presentation: Planning & Development Service Manager: Denise Lathro This will cover aspects of a 2nd airport and transportation with the [...]2019-09-05 7:00pm
StART enhances cooperation between the Port of Seattle and the neighboring communities of Sea-Tac Airport Meeting AgendaAugust 28, 20196:00pm -8:00pm Seattle-TacomaInternational Airport Conference Center17801 International [...]2019-08-28 6:00pm
To be held at Pier 69 Q2 financial results. Update on near-term capital projects. [...]2019-08-13 12:00pm
Discussion and vote on Burien suspending membership in the StART begins at 3:32:00   [...]2019-08-05 7:00pm
StART Update South King County Fund Update - Andy Gregory Environmental Engagement Program Manager Part 150 Program - Stan Shepherd Aviation Noise Program Mgr Highline [...]2019-07-31 2:30pm
Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Chelsea Room [...]2019-07-30 6:00pm
Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport impact study July 24 at Tyee High School Department of Commerce hosts first public information meeting about study of ongoing [...]2019-07-24 6:00pm
To be held at Kirkland, City Hall Council Chambers, 123 5th Ave, Kirkland, WA Highlight will be an update to SAMP Near-Term Projects to include [...]2019-07-23 12:00pm
Port Of Seattle presentation on South King County Fund. [...]2019-07-11 7:00pm
To be held in Commission Chambers at Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle [...]2019-07-09 12:00pm
An audit of a Noise Insulation Program contractor and an overview of the entire NIP program.. Contractor problems have plagued the NP since its inception [...]2019-06-28 11:00am
Sea-Tac Airport Mezzanine Level Conference Center [...]2019-06-26 6:00pm
SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, [...]2019-06-14 4:00pm
Commission Chambers at Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle [...]2019-06-11 12:00pm
SAMP Consultants will give a presentation. [...]2019-06-06 7:00pm
The Port of Seattle Commission will convene a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Public session will begin at 12 p.m. The location will be [...]2019-05-28 12:00pm
The next Highline Forum meeting will be held: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. SeaTac City Hall 4800 S. 188th Street SeaTac, WA 98188 [...]2019-05-22 2:30pm
Agenda TBD. Meetings have been monthly on the third Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center.   [...]2019-05-21 6:00pm
  05/20/2019 6:00 PM Location: CR 105 Council Chambers 4800 S 188th Street SeaTac, Washington 98188   [...]2019-05-20 6:00pm
Commission Chambers at Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle --Motion 2019-05: A motion of the Port of Seattle Commission adopting the charter of the 2019 [...]2019-05-14 12:00pm
Port Of Seattle Economic Development Grant (Century Agenda) for Marina Redevelopment. 21630 11th Avenue S, Des Moines, Washington [...]2019-05-09 7:00pm
Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien WA 6pm - 8pm. Flyer   [...]2019-04-25 6:00pm
Sea-Tac Airport Mezzanine Level Conference Center Agenda TBD [...]2019-04-24 6:00pm
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport –Conference Center at Sea-Tac (Mezzanine) Free Parking Authorizationfor the Executive Director to (1) authorize funding in the amount of $500,000 for the [...]2019-04-23 12:00pm
Discuss meeting time. Meetings have been monthly on the third Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Update on Burien [...]2019-04-16 6:00pm
Re-schedule from canceled April 9th meeting. Pier 69, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle. [...]2019-04-16 12:00pm
SOUTH COUNTY AREA TRANSPORTATION BOARD (SCATBd) MEETING AGENDA Tuesday April 16, 2019 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. SeaTac City Hall 4800 South 188th Street SeaTac [...]2019-04-16 9:00am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Federal Way City Hall 33325 8th Ave. South Federal Way, WA 98003 At the forum, the members [...]2019-03-27 2:30pm
Sea-Tac Airport at the Conference Center (Mezzanine Level) [...]2019-03-26 12:00pm
The 30th District lawmakers will provide an update on the progress of the 2019 legislative session. Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), Rep. Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) [...]2019-03-23 2:00pm
Tyee High School 4424 South 188th Street SeaTac, WA 98188 [...]2019-03-23 1:00pm
LiUNA Local 242 Hall 22323 Pacific Hwy S. Des Moines 98198 10AM - 11:30AM [...]2019-03-23 10:00am
The Burien Airport Committee provides guidance to the City Council on topics related to the airport. Topics include: Positive and negative impacts of the airport [...]2019-03-19 6:00pm
SOUTH COUNTY AREA TRANSPORTATION BOARD (SCATBd) MEETING AGENDA Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. SeaTac City Hall 4800 South 188th Street SeaTac [...]2019-03-19 9:00am
City Manager's report of Impact Study, Airport Committee and SAMP Scoping 21630 11th Avenue S, Des Moines, Washington [...]2019-03-14 10:00am
"At the two-day Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit, you will hear from national leaders on engaging and aligning the entire sustainable fuels value chain as [...]2019-03-07 8:00am
The Port of Seattle Commission will be briefed on the SAMP Near-Term Projects Scoping report. This is a reschedule of the meeting originally set forTuesday, [...]2019-02-26 12:00pm
Regular Meeting at City Hall. Highlights include ILA w Normandy Park for Senior Services and agreement w Verizon for cellular tower access. [...]2019-02-21 7:00pm
*CANCELLED* Agenda TBD, 7:00pm City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St., Council Chambers [...]2019-02-19 7:00pm
SOUTH COUNTY AREA TRANSPORTATION BOARD (SCATBd) MEETING AGENDA Tuesday February 19, 2019 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. SeaTac City Hall 4800 South 188th Street SeaTac [...]2019-02-19 9:00am
Come to Olympia and support Tina Orwall's bill to site a second airport. You can always keep updated on the progress of any bill here: [...]2019-02-07 3:30pm
Come to Olympia and support Karen Keiser's bill to site a second airport. You can always keep updated on the progress of any bill here: [...]2019-02-04 3:30pm
Vote on four important resolutions by the Burien Airport Committee. 7:00pm City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St., Council Chambers [...]2019-01-28 7:00pm
Regular Meeting. Agenda TBD [...]2019-01-24 7:00pm
Hosted by City of Burien. Location: City Hall StART Update -Stan Shepherd. Noise Program Manager, Port of Seattle UW Ultra-Fine Particle Study Update Dr. Edmund [...]2019-01-23 2:30pm
There will be a presentation and an update on the StART. [...]2019-01-22 12:00pm
Second reading of four important resolutions by the Burien Airport Committee. Please read the Agenda under Item 13. 7:00pm City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St., [...]2019-01-21 7:00pm
Regular Meeting. Agenda TBD [...]2019-01-10 7:00pm
2019 Local Maritime and Aviation Legislative Agenda presentation by Dave Kaplan. Pier 69. Free parking at the Bell Street Parking Structure on Elliot. [...]2019-01-08 12:00pm
Several important resolutions by the Burien Airport Committee. Please read the Agenda under Item 13. 7:00pm City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St., Council Chambers [...]2019-01-07 7:00pm
SeaTac City Hall, Council Chambers 4800 S 188th St. SeaTac Meeting Objectives: To confirm next steps based on the work of the Aviation Noise Working [...]2018-12-19 6:00pm
Tuesday Dec 18, 2018, 6:00PM to 7:30PM Burien City Hall in the Multipurpose Room on 1st Floor. 400 SW 152nd St., Burien, WA 98166 The [...]2018-12-18 6:00pm
SOUTH COUNTY AREA TRANSPORTATION BOARD (SCATBd) MEETING AGENDA Tuesday December 18, 2018 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. SeaTac City Hall 4800 South 188th Street SeaTac 1. [...]2018-12-18 9:00am
ACLU, Burien People Power and Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Community will be welcoming 33rd Legislative District Rep. Tina Orwall to meet with the community [...]2018-12-12 7:00pm
Pier 69. --2019 State and Federal Legislative Agenda --Discussion of Aviation and Maritime priorities for 2019 [...]2018-12-11 12:00pm
Strictly for hard core Port geeks. Not a Commission Meeting, but Commissioners Felleman and Steinbreuck will attend. A chance to hear how the Port's accounting [...]2018-12-07 12:00pm
Study Session (2019 Legislative Agenda) We strongly urge everyone who can to attend this meeting. The City Council has a long list of items for [...]2018-12-06 7:00pm
The meeting will be held at the Highline School District’s Educational Resource Activity Center (ERAC) located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166. Highline [...]2018-11-28 2:00pm
Vote on 2019 Budget--including Tax Levy Seatac Conference Center 2019 Budget & Tax Levy Presentation [...]2018-11-27 12:00pm
We strongly encourage you to attend the next Port Commission Meeting, which is a Special meeting. And by 'attend' and don't just mean make a [...]2018-11-13 12:00pm
Study Session. Pier 69, Seattle. Parking is free (with validation) in Bell St. Garage [...]2018-11-07 12:00pm
A State Initiative to charge a carbon tax on fossil fuels. Although it exempts both commercial marine and commercial jet fuels (bad) we nevertheless support [...]2018-11-06 6:39pm
Study Session "2019 Legislative Agenda" [...]2018-11-01 7:00pm
Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes' FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum! Featuring your candidates [...]2018-10-26 5:30pm
Sea-Tac Airport Conference Center. Discussion of 2019 Preliminary Budget [...]2018-10-23 12:00pm
Study Session "Potential Litigation" [...]2018-10-11 7:00pm
Pier 69, Seattle. Parking is free (with validation) in Bell St. Garage [...]2018-10-09 12:00pm
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 [...]2018-10-06 10:00am
[...]2018-10-04 7:00pm
On-line form E-Mail US Postal: Mr. Steve Rybolt Port of Seattle Aviation Environment and Sustainability P.O. Box 68727 Seattle, WA 98168 [...]2018-09-28 11:59pm
Hosted by City of Normandy Park. Location: Normandy Park Community Club/The Cove 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park. DRAFT agenda 2:30pm Convene meeting/Introduction - Highline [...]2018-09-26 2:00pm
Sea-Tac Airport at the Conference Center (Mezzanine Level). Parking is free (with validation) [...]2018-09-25 12:00pm
Come give public comment and learn more about the environmental scoping process. [...]2018-09-19 5:30pm
Come give public comment and learn more about the environmental scoping process. [...]2018-09-17 5:30pm
Leech Tishman Partner Steven M. Taber will outline how to potentially use the Federal Torts Claims Act ("FTCA") as a method of pursuing claims against [...]2018-09-13 10:00am
Come give public comment and learn more about the environmental scoping process. [...]2018-09-12 5:30pm
There will be a presentation on the new International Terminal. [...]2018-09-11 12:00pm
Come give public comment and learn more about the environmental scoping process. [...]2018-09-10 5:30pm
Study Session on the Sustained Airport Master Plan (SAMP) [...]2018-09-06 7:00pm
Presentation by Yarden Weidenfeld starts at 2:59:00. Their contribution is $70,000. Federal Way Resolution #18-375. He discusses why the Port was able to get the [...]2018-09-04 7:00pm
The League of Women Voters and the Resident’s Council of Foundation House will be sponsoring a forum for the 30th district legislative candidates on Wednesday [...]2018-08-27 6:58pm
Presentation by Port Of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman [...]2018-08-20 7:00pm
Report from Aviation Committee. [...]2018-08-14 7:00pm
Port Of Seattle presentation to City Council on SAMP. Regular meeting to follow immediately. Video may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z51KawkcK4 [...]2018-07-17 5:30pm
June Regular Meeting @ Seatac City Hall [...]2018-07-17 9:00am
Burien City Halll [...]2018-07-16 1:30pm
7pm Regular Meeting [...]2018-06-28 7:00pm
[...]2018-06-27 6:00pm
Sea-Tac Conference Center. Presentation will be Aviation Budget for 2019. [...]2018-06-26 12:00am
Jun 20, 2018 ; 4:30pm Bellevue City Hall | in the Concourse 450 110th Ave NE | Bellevue, WA 98004. There will be a Port [...]2018-06-20 12:00am
Thursday June 14 4:30 - 7pm South Seattle College 6737 Corson Avenue S., Seattle, WA, 98108 [...]2018-06-14 12:00am
[...]2018-05-31 12:00am
[...]2018-02-22 12:00am

Regular Events

Here are some regular events that you need to show up for in order to make a difference. Many of these places (eg. The Port Of Seattle) have signups to keep you informed by e-mail for upcoming events.


Place Description
Regular Meetings are the first and third Monday of every mon th at 7pm. 400 SW 152nd St Burien, WA Tel: (206) 241-4647 [...]
Group meetings are typically the second Monday of every month. [...]
Meetings are typically the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7pm. Contact information for individual Council Member here. [...]
Meetings are at 7:00 pm First and third Tuesdays of each month 33325 8th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003 [...]
A forum of King County cities and the Port Of Seattle which meets to discuss airport issues which affect the cities. Typically meets every 2 [...]
The County Council functions through the work of its standing committees and regional committees, which scrutinize proposed legislation prior to consideration by the full Council. [...]
Preview of 2019 Maritime Budget [...]

Advocacy Organizations

You are definitely not alone! There are a number of groups working on reducing noise and air pollution in the communities surrounding Sea-Tac Airport and across the United States.


Site Description
The Burien Airport Committee provides guidance to the City Council on topics related to the airport. Topics include: Positive and negative impacts of the airport [...]
This is a company that provides mold remediation services. We don't recommend companies, but they have been used by a number of homeowners with Port [...]
Environmental Protection Agency Contact Region 10 Seattle main office: 206-553-1200 or 800-424-4372 Email: epa-seattle@epa.gov [...]
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Members are primarily from airport communities (Des Moines, Seatac, Federal Way) [...]
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This group is doing great work advocating for people near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Yes, the site is in Dutch but it's totally worth [...]
A network to counter aviation – for a just transport system [...]
Vashon Island group fighting the increased number of flights over the island as a result of NextGen. [...]

People

Here are some important people you need to write to in order to make a difference.


Who Description
Representative 9th Congressional District. This page has contact information and a direct e-mail, although I recommend phoning his office (202).225.8901. You can also request a [...]
Currently, Arlyn Purcell is the SEPA contact for the Sea-Tac Airport SAMP program. The Port of Seattle Selected Arlyn Purcell, AICP, as New Director, Aviation [...]
Dr. Murphy is one of the leading researchers in the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels. He is a key voice in discussions of legislating carbon [...]
King County Council Member from Des Moines E-Mail: dave.upthegrove@kingcounty.gov Web: www.kingcounty.gov/upthegrove Phone: 206-477-1005 [...]
Seattle Times Aviation reporter mailto:dgates@seattletimes.com [...]
State Senator 33rd District for Des Moines [...]
Managing Editor [...]
United States Senate 511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC, 20510 Phone Number (202) 224-3441 [...]
Mary Christina Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the school's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She teaches [...]
Representative 33rd District (Des Moines) [...]
Representative 30th District (Federal Way) [...]
United States Senate 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC, 20510 Phone Number: (202) 224-2621 [...]
Meetings are typically the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6pm. Contact information for Council Members is here also. [...]
Environmental Management Specialist (contact person for SAMP Environmental Review) [...]
Representative 33rd District [...]
Meetings are at 7:00 pm First and third Mondays of each month 6200 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188 [...]
Covers Port of Seattle and airport communities [...]

Media Outlets

Places to write to and pitch to get coverage.


Site Description
A local printed paper and news site which provides coverage of the Port Of Seattle, Burien and Des Moines as well as West Seattle and [...]
The local news site for Des Moines. Provides coverage of the City Council and their Aviation Committee. [...]
A web site devoted to public policy. Has many articles on Sea-Tac Airport with well-balanced reporting. [...]
The local news site. Provides coverage of the City Council. [...]
Environmental reporter. Already done several stories on airplanes and Sea-Tac. [...]
The local printed paper and site for Federal Way. Provides coverage of the City Council and their Aviation Committee. [...]
Crosscut.com Environmental reporter [...]