Tacoma port commissioners to consider 2018 budget at two upcoming meetings

Port of Tacoma commissioners have scheduled two public meetings to consider the port’s 2018 budget and tax levy.

The first budget meeting on Nov. 2 will include an in-depth look at the 2018 operating budget and tax levy, 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and 2019-2022 financial forecast. Commissioners will invite public comment at this meeting.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s 2018 operating budget and CIP are an integral part of the Port of Tacoma’s budget. The alliance’s Managing Members will consider those proposals at their Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 meetings.

Community members are encouraged to attend the Nov. 2 Port of Tacoma meeting to hear how the port’s budget is formed and provide input before the budget vote happens at the Nov. 14 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 at both meetings.

The Nov. 14 meeting will include a public hearing to formally adopt the 2018 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.