Tacoma port commissioners to consider 2017 budget at two upcoming meetings

Port of Tacoma commissioners have scheduled two public meetings to consider the port’s 2017 budget, finance plan and tax levy.

The first budget meeting on Oct. 20 will include an in-depth look at the 2017 operating budget, capital building plans, finance plan and the tax levy. Commissioners will invite public comment at this meeting.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s 2017 operating budget and capital building plans are an integral part of the Port of Tacoma’s budget. The alliance’s managing members will consider those proposals at their Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 meetings.

Community members are encouraged to attend the Oct. 20 meeting to hear how the port’s budget is formed and provide input before the budget is adopted at the Nov. 15 meeting.

More information about the draft budget is available on the port’s website at www.portoftacoma.com/budget. Hard copies of the presentation will be available at the port administration building and will be at both meetings.

The Nov. 15 meeting will include a public hearing to formally adopt the 2017 statutory budget, tax levy and authorization to bank excess tax levy capacity.

Both meetings begin at noon in Room 104 of the Fabulich Center at 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd. in Tacoma. The public is encouraged to attend. Meetings also are streamed live from the Port’s website and archived for viewing on demand.

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