Re: "Public to weigh in on Seaport plans" (TNT, 5-8).
I wish to thank our elected port commissioners for the opportunity to provide public input about the combining of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. But their lack of consideration for advance public notification continues to strengthen the belief that along with their illegal private meetings, they don’t want to hear what the taxpayers have to say.
The News Tribune’s article on Friday morning announced the meeting that same day. The commissioners are not really seeking input; they're dictating what they are doing with public monies. They've decided that the agreement between the ports will occur Aug. 1.
I know most of the commissioners from working on local maritime projects and events, and I just can’t believe they would do this to us, but they did. The taxes we pay to the port now will help pay for Seattle also.