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Study Session Meeting on Jun 13, 2017 9:00am

Minutes for the Port Of Seattle Commission meeting, held on Jun 13, 2017 9:00am

        Digital recordings of meeting proceedings and meeting materials are available online – www.portseattle.org. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APPROVED MINUTES 
COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING JUNE 13, 2017 
The  Port  of  Seattle  Commission held  a special  meeting, Tuesday, April  25,  2017, at  the 
Conference  Center  at  Seattle-Tacoma  International  Airport,  Seattle, Washington. Commissioners 
Albro,  Felleman,  and  Gregoire were  present. Commissioner  Bowman  was  present  after 9:32  a.m. 
Commissioner  Creighton  was  present  after  10:31  a.m. Commissioners  Albro  and  Gregoire  were 
absent after 10:45 a.m. Commissioner Bowman chaired the meeting after 10:45 a.m. 
 
CALL TO ORDER 
The meeting was called to order at 9:12 a.m. by Commission President Tom Albro. 
 
Presentation  materials  included a  packet  comprised  of  a  meeting agenda,  agenda memorandum, 
and presentation materials on the 2018 budget development process. Public Affairs Senior Director 
Julie Collins provided supplemental presentation slides at the meeting. 
 
Staff  participant(s): Interim  CEO  Dave  Soike, Chief  Financial  Officer  Dan  Thomas,  Commission 
Issues  and  Policy  Manager  Aaron  Pritchard, Aviation  Division  Managing  Director  Lance  Lyttle, 
Maritime  Division Managing Director  Lindsay  Pulsifer, Economic  Development  Division  Managing 
Director Dave McFadden, and Public Affairs Senior Director Julie Collins. 
 
Commissioners  and  staff  discussed  the  business  context  for  budget  priorities  in  2018  for  the 
Aviation,  Maritime,  and  Economic  Development  Divisions.  Commissioners  commented  on 
estimation and forecasting challenges, impact of Alaskan Way Viaduct removal on provisioning and 
passenger  access  to  Terminal  91,  State  of  Alaska  regulations  affecting  the  Alaska  cruise  market, 
the  economics  of  smaller  ports  attempting  to  attract  small  cruises,  changes  affecting  tourism from 
China,  engagement  with  other  jurisdictions  on  regional  equity  considerations,  and  regional 
economic development grants.  
 
Commissioners  engaged  with  staff  on  factors  driving  capital  budgets  in  2018  and  beyond, 
particularly  on  the  topic  of  Airport  passenger  growth.  Improvements  to  Alaskan  Way  near  Pier  66 
were  discussed,  as  were  capital  efforts  at  Fishermen’s  Terminal  and  Shilshole  Bay Marina.  A 
number of Port real estate initiatives were discussed.  
 
Commissioners  received  a  presentation  on  the  2018  tax  levy  and  requested  more  information 
regarding the effect on project capacity of not increasing the tax levy in 2018.  
 
Public engagement  efforts  and  priorities  for  the  Public  Affairs  Department  were  presented  and 
discussed.  
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TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 
 
Minutes of the June 13, 2017, special meeting submitted for review on June 26, 2017, and proposed for approval on July 11, 2017. 
ADJOURNMENT 
The Commission completed its business and adjourned at 10:59 a.m.  
Stephanie Bowman 
Secretary 
 
Minutes approved: July 11, 2017.