NOVEMBER 12, 2013

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Port of Tacoma’s 2014 budget would hold tax rate steadyA new 2014 Port of Tacoma budget proposal won’t raise taxes for most Pierce County homeowners. 

Port of Vancouver to increase spending in 2014It will not impose 1% tax hike; focus to be on infrastructure work.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

McAuley wins second Port of Bellingham term, will meet with Robbins Whatcom County voters have given Mike McAuley a second four-year term on the Port of Bellingham commission, and he and newly elected Dan Robbins pledged to seek common ground when they serve together beginning in 2014. 

Community weighs in on Port of South Whidbey’s comprehensive schemeIdeas were flowing from community members at the Port of South Whidbey’s open house Wednesday, Nov. 6.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Trial to decide Port of Longview’s liability in clean-up costsA jury trial that will decide whether the Port of Longview’s London-based insurance exchange will have to pay to clean up contaminated soil at two sites at the port got underway Thursday.

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