MARCH 23, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Our Voice: Cooperation is critical for upcoming Vista Field meetingThe players involved in developing a hub of tourism and entertainment near Vista Field are saying the right things — that they want to work together and create something amazing for the community.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

In comments to state, Port of Edmonds takes stand against increasing Harbor Square buffersAs the deadline nears for comments on an update to the Edmonds Shoreline Management Program, the Port of Edmonds reiterated Friday that it is strongly opposed to a City of Edmonds proposal to increase the size of setbacks and buffers around the Edmonds Marsh, located adjacent to the port-owned and -managed Harbor Square business complex.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Judge to hear case against Port of Seattle deal with Foss MaritimeKing County Superior Court Judge Mariane Spearman will decide whether the port acted improperly to bypass the environmental review when entering into the Terminal 5 lease with Foss Maritime. 

Ports walk delicate balance for allianceWhile a tentative settlement was reached Feb. 20, it’s not yet been approved by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which appears to have one of the longest contract-ratification processes in American labor.

 

 

PEOPLE 

Coppola at the helm of port poised for changesAs the Port of Allyn’s new executive director, Coppola is at the helm of several key projects expected to bring big changes in North Mason, including the port’s interest in acquiring the Mary E. Theler Community Center and the construction of an industrial park in Belfair.

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