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Special Meeting on Apr 10, 2018 12:00pm

Minutes for the Port Of Seattle Commission meeting, held on Apr 10, 2018 12:00pm

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                                         APPROVED MINUTES 
                                  COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING APRIL 10, 2018 
                   The Port of Seattle Commission met in a special meeting Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in the Gene J.
                    Colin Education Building at the South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, 
                  Washington. Commissioners Bowman,  Felleman, Gregoire, and Steinbrueck  were present. 
                   Commissioner Calkins was excused. Commissioner Steinbrueck was present until 3:25 p.m. 
                       1.    CALL to ORDER 
                    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 8, of the Commission Bylaws, the meeting convened at 11:05 a.m.
                     to conduct an executive session. 
                       2.    EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 
                     The notice posted during the executive session included one matter related to legal risk. The time for
                   reconvening was posted as 12:00 noon, in accordance with commission bylaws and the public
                     meeting notice previously published. Following the executive session, which lasted approximately 80
                     minutes, the public meeting reconvened at 12:29 p.m. Commissioner Gregoire led the flag salute. 
             ANNOUNCEMENT 
                   Commissioner Gregoire noted the death on April 7 of the Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, 93.
                  Rev. McKinney was the pastor of Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church for 43 years and a
                     prominent civil-rights leader in the community. 
                       3.    APPROVAL of the AGENDA 
                   Without objection, the preliminary agenda was revised to consider agenda item 7a and public
                      comment related to it immediately after the executive director's report. 
                4. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT 
                Executive Director Steve Metruck previewed items on the day's agenda and made
                  announcements. 
                       5.    PUBLIC COMMENT on AGENDA ITEM 7a 
                    Public comment on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  Stakeholder Engagement and
                    Capacity Building Grant and related project work with the Duwamish Valley communities of South
                    Park and Georgetown was received from the following individual(s): 
                             Joanne Tilley, Georgetown resident 

                               Digital recordings of the meeting proceedings and meeting materials are available online  www.portseattle.org.

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                             James  Rasmussen,  Director  of  the  Duwamish  River  Cleanup  Coalition/Technical
                             Advisory Group 
                             Jesse Moore, Co-Leader of Duwamish Valley Safe Streets 
                             John Persak, Georgetown resident 
                             Nancy Zugschwerdt, South Park resident 
                       7.    SPECIAL ORDERS of BUSINESS 
                      7a.  Authorization  for  the  Executive  Director  to  execute  an  amendment  with  a  local
                   community health organization, Just Health Action, and authorize a total estimated
                        project cost of $175,000 as part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Stakeholder
                   Engagement and Capacity Building grant awarded in 2017 for a project with the
                      Duwamish Valley communities of South Park and Georgetown. 
                  Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum, presentation slides, EPA letter, and
                     opportunities and concerns list. 
                     Presenter(s):  Elizabeth  Leavitt,  Senior  Director,  Environment  and  Sustainability;  Christina
                       Billingsley, Environmental Engagement, Public Affairs; Tim Hamlin, Director, Office of Air and
                   Waste, EPA Region 10; and Andrew Schiffer, Georgetown resident. 
                The contributions of the Energy and Sustainability Committee on elevating the profile of equity in
                     port environmental efforts and community engagement were noted. The project elements were
                    summarized and the disproportionate community health impacts of environmental factors in South
                   Park and Georgetown were described. 
                   The motion for approval of agenda item 7a carried by the following vote: 
                   In favor: Bowman, Felleman, Gregoire, Steinbrueck (4) 
                    Absent for the vote: Calkins 
                       5.    PUBLIC COMMENT 
                     Additional public comment was received from the following individual(s): 
                 Glen R. Stockwell, Washington State Economic Development Council, regarding
                          completion of President Franklin Roosevelt's Columbia Basin Project. Mr. Stockwell 
                             submitted written materials, which are attached as minutes Exhibit A. 
                      Lee Fogel, Seattle, regarding condition of the Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing pier
                             at Terminal 86. 
                  Heather McAuliffe, Seattle, regarding condition of the Department of Fish and Wildlife
                               fishing pier at Terminal 86. Ms. McAuliffe submitted written materials, which are attached 
                             as minutes Exhibit B. 
                   The following individuals commented on implementation of rideshare re-match designed to
                           quickly pair a drop-off fare with a pick-up at the airport: 
                        Matthew Wald, Executive Director of Drive Forward Seattle 
                     Maurice Brown, Kent 

                       Minutes of April 10, 2018, submitted for review on July 19, 2018, and proposed for approval on July 24, 2018.

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                      James Lockhart, Everett 
                        Barby Fortin, Drive Forward Seattle 
                       Michael Wolfe, Drive Forward Seattle 
                         Virginia Moore, driver, Drive Forward Seattle 
                        Colleen Gruber, Manager, Regulatory Operations, Lyft 
                       Lynn Reed, Drive Forward Seattle and Uber 
                         The following individuals commented on airport taxi service and conditions: 
                        Dustin Lambro, Political Director of Teamsters Local 117 
                      Eskinder Yirgu, Owner, E-Cab 
                       Aamar Khan, taxi operator 
                   Cindi Laws, director and lobbyist for Wheelchair Accessible Taxis. Ms. Laws submitted
                             written materials, which are attached as minutes Exhibit C. 
                        Saranjin Singh Shaglani, owner/driver, Burien 
                       Suldan A. Mohamed, driver, Seattle 
                     Alemu Daba, E-Cab, Kent 
                        Abdirahman Elmi, taxi driver, Seattle 
                         Zelalem Bekele, taxi driver, Seattle 
                        The following individuals commented on airport impacts to neighboring communities: 
                       J.C. Harris, Des Moines 
                 Debi Wagner, Burien. Ms. Wagner submitted written materials, which are attached as
                             minutes Exhibit D. 
                  Steven Edmiston, Des Moines. Mr. Edmiston submitted written materials, which are
                             attached as minutes Exhibit E. 
                       6.    UNANIMOUS CONSENT CALENDAR 
                 [Clerk's Note: Items on the Unanimous Consent Calendar are not individually discussed.
                   Commissioners may remove items for separate discussion and vote when approving the agenda.] 
                      6a.  Approval of the minutes of the special meetings of September 12 (evening) and 18, 2017. 
                     6b.  Approval of the Claims and Obligations for the period March 1, 2018, through March 31,
                       2018,  including  accounts  payable  check  nos.  922684-923277  in  the  amount  of
                        $7,361,528.04;  accounts  payable  ACH  nos.  006483-007208  in  the  amount  of
                        $68,655,673.75; accounts payable wire transfer nos. 014849-014867 in the amount of
                        $7,113,965.99, payroll check nos. 188999-189232 in the amount of $321,816.44; and
                        payroll ACH nos. 848319-852344 in the amount of $9,860,441.87 for a fund total of
                        $93,313,426.09. 
                  Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum. 
                      6c.  Authorization for the Executive Director to execute a contract for the administration of
                       the Port's Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Parental Leave, and any other paid leave
                    program that the Port may sponsor or participate in during the duration of this

                       Minutes of April 10, 2018, submitted for review on July 19, 2018, and proposed for approval on July 24, 2018.

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                        contract. The contract will be for three years with five possible one-year options and
                         will not exceed $750,000 for eight years. 
                   Request document(s) included an abbreviated agenda memorandum. 
                     6d.  Authorization  for  the  Executive  Director  to  execute  a  new  collective  bargaining
                    agreement between the Port of Seattle and the International Brotherhood of Electrical
                     Workers, Local 46, representing 56 Electronic Technicians assigned to the Port of
                        Seattle Aviation Maintenance division, covering the period from June 1, 2017, through
                        May 31, 2019. 
                   Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum and collective bargaining agreement. 
                   The motion for approval of consent items 6a, 6b, 6c, and 6d carried by the following vote: 
                   In favor: Bowman, Felleman, Gregoire, Steinbrueck (4) 
                    Absent for the vote: Calkins 
                       8.    AUTHORIZATIONS and FINAL ACTIONS 
                      8a.  Introduction of Resolution No. 3746: A resolution of the Port of Seattle Commission
                   amending the Policy Directives on Construction Labor Practices for Projects Located
                   on Port of Seattle Property and Priority Hire created by Resolutions 3725 and 3736,
                        respectively, to change the threshold for applying project labor agreements to Port
                         projects and related definitions. 
                 Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum, draft resolution, construction labor
                     practices redline, and priority hire redline. A copy of the final draft of Resolution No. 3746 will be
                    made available upon adoption. 
                    Presenter(s): Aaron Pritchard, Commission Policy Manager. 
                     Previously, consideration of Resolution No. 3746 was laid on the table on March 27, 2018. 
                     The proposed change to two policy directives would lower the applicability threshold from $5 million
                     in construction labor costs to $5 million in contract costs. Benefits based on alignment with policies
                      of other jurisdictions and greater ease of calculation for contracting partners were noted. 
                   Commissioners commented on how best to remedy concerns over a prevailing-wage exemption for
                    small businesses. It was explained that getting certification from the Department of Labor and
                     Industries of prevailing wages for projects not involving public funds is problematic. There is no
                      remedy for this condition in the resolution currently. 
                     The motion for introduction of Resolution No. 3746 (agenda item 8a) carried by the following vote: 
                   In favor: Bowman, Felleman, Gregoire, Steinbrueck (4) 
                    Absent for the vote: Calkins 

                       Minutes of April 10, 2018, submitted for review on July 19, 2018, and proposed for approval on July 24, 2018.

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                     8b.  Authorization of the 2018 tourism grant program and authority for Executive Director to
                        execute all related contract agreements. 
                   Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum and presentation slides. 
                     Presenter(s): Dave McFadden, Managing Director, Economic Development Division, and Ron
                   Peck, Director, Tourism Development Department. 
                    The goals and past performance of the program were summarized and recipient tourism efforts for
                   2018 were described. Commissioners commented on the need for Washington's tourism partners
                    to be responsive to the technology in use in Chinese markets. They expressed interest in inclusion
                     of new partners in the program, particularly native groups. 
                   The motion for approval of agenda item 8b carried by the following vote: 
                   In favor: Bowman, Felleman, Gregoire, Steinbrueck (4) 
                    Absent for the vote: Calkins 
                      8c.  Authorization  for  the  Executive  Director  to  enter  into  contract  to  provide  cruise
                     passengers onboard airline check-in and airline baggage handling, screening, and
                      storage services for participating carriers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for
                        the 2018 cruise season. The estimated cost of this program for 2018 is up to $900,000.
                   The charges will be based on actual services rendered. The port will pay a perpassenger
                        fee for only those passengers who sign up for the service. 
                  Request document(s) included an agenda memorandum. 
                     Presenter(s): Michael Ehl, Director, Airport Operations, and Michael McLaughlin, Director Cruise
                    Operations. 
                   The onboard check-in and baggage handling program was explained and described as successful.
                     It enables passengers returning from a cruise and heading to an outbound flight to complete airline
                    check-in and check their baggage before leaving the cruise ship. This provides an opportunity for
                    them to spend time in Seattle and neighboring areas baggage-free before they fly home, benefiting
                    the local economy. Commissioners asked about the port's subsidy of the program and urged
                      partner participation to help fund the effort. 
                   The motion for approval of agenda item 8c carried by the following vote: 
                   In favor: Bowman, Felleman, Gregoire, Steinbrueck (4) 
                    Absent for the vote: Calkins 
                       9.    PRESENTATIONS, REPORTS, and STAFF BRIEFINGS 
                      9a.  Airport Drives Traffic Enhancement Briefing. 
                   Presentation document(s) included an agenda memorandum and presentation slides. 

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                     Presenter(s): Michael Ehl, Director, Airport Operations; Jeffrey Hoevet, Senior Manager Airport
                   Operations; and Scott DeWees, Environmental Program Manager. 
                The presentation focused on near-term planned operational improvements to traffic congestion on
                     the drives at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Near-term traffic mitigation plans were presented
                  showing the travel patterns for cell-phone-lot users and rideshares and taxis such that re-matching
                      drivers with drop-offs paired with pick-ups to reduce deadheading would enjoy a more direct route
                     through the airport drives. The result would be a reduction in airport-drive congestion. Deadheading
                       refers to a round trip in which a vehicle carries a passenger for only one leg of the trip. 
                 Commissioners requested clarifications about use of the re-match program, including options to
                 employ re-match with taxis. They asked about taxi compliance with contract requirements for
                 deadheading and it was reported that deadheading reduction targets currently are not being met.
                     Instead, liquidated damages are being paid regularly by the contractor. Commissioners asked for
                       clarification on the method of calculating fuel economy of pick-up events and asked for fuel
                economy data. Availability of accessible vehicles was discussed, and commissioners commented
                     on overall vehicle trips and the need to encourage passenger use of public transit. 
                  Commissioners asked about local traffic impacts in SeaTac and continuous process improvement
                       efforts  applied  to  ground  transportation.  They  commented  on  the  need  to  manage  basic
                   imbalances between cabs and transportation network companies (TNCs or rideshares) inherent in
                      the operational reality of the proposed congestion mitigation efforts. 
                    Commissioner Steinbrueck was present until 3:25 p.m. 
                      10.  QUESTIONS on REFERRAL to COMMITTEE  None. 
                      11.  ADJOURNMENT 
                    There was no further business, and the meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m. 

                    Prepared:                                      Attest: 
                    Paul J. White, Commission Clerk                Courtney Gregoire, Commission President 
                    Minutes approved: July 24, 2018. 




                       Minutes of April 10, 2018, submitted for review on July 19, 2018, and proposed for approval on July 24, 2018.