REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who have concerns or questions about increased expansion, airport noise, pollution and other issues should attend.
This free, open meeting will run from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Highline College Student Union building.
This will likely be one of the last opportunities to show up, hear from the Port, ask questions and get answers to any concerns you might have.
If this meeting is like a previous one held in Burien in July, it will include a long PowerPoint presentation from the Port on the SAMP (perhaps they’ll use larger fonts for this one?), followed by a public comment/Q&A session (to see video from that meeting, click here ).
The SAMP is the blueprint for Airport growth through 2027. Sea-Tac has added 97,000 overflights in the last four years – that’s now 1,140 per day, 416,000 annually.
This SAMP proposes
- (i) no limit on full-time use of the Third-Runway
- (ii) another 80,000 annual “Near Term” flights
- (iii) undefined “Phase 2” growth
Scoping ends Sept. 28.
- How noisy will it become in our region?
- What are the risks to our health and the environment?
- How does the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) impact crime, property values, environmental justice, and our quality of life?
- What health and mitigation studies are underway?
- What does the global science say today about these risks?
- What about the growth beyond 2027?
“Please attend – ask questions and request your concerns be addressed in the environmental review!”
Below is the schedule of the remaining public scoping meetings for the Sea-Tac Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Environmental Review documents being held by the Port of Seattle in September.
All meetings will take place from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
- Monday, September 10th – City of Des Moines
Highline College Student Union
- September 12th – City of Seattle (Beacon Hill)
New Holly Gathering Hall
- September 17th – City of Federal Way
Federal Way Community Center
- September 19th – City of SeaTac
SeaTac Community Center
“These meetings and the written comments submitted during the scoping process will shape the environmental analysis being completed over the next year,” the Port said.
- Quiet Skies Puget Sound: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuietSkiesPugetSound/ 
- Quiet Skies Coalition (Burien): https://www.quietskiescoalition.net 
- The Briefing Project: https://www.quadrant45.com/#/thebriefingproject/ 
- Port of Seattle: https://sampenvironmentalreview.org