I appreciate your coverage of the Port of Tacoma alliance with the Seattle Port. I think it is important that citizens havea voice. One day's notice for a meeting in Federal Way early in the morning is not appropriate notice to citizens and probably represents the low turnout.
Second, I appreciate the concerns of Tacoma Port Commissioner Don Meyer (TNT, 5-13). Whether I agree with him or no, his questions are needed for citizens to understand what the alliance means to Tacoma and Pierce County.
In addition, Seattle port commissioners receive a salary, stipends, health care and per diems. They are one of the few salaried commissions in the country. Does that mean Tacoma commissioners are looking for a golden egg?
I do not see this addressed, but can see down the road that higher pay for Tacoma port commissioners will be an issue.