7. Attachment

Exhibit A

1/9/23, 5:04 PM                                               Mail - Commission-Public-Records - Outlook
[EXTERNAL] Testimony for Port Commission Meeting - January 10, 2023
Iris Antman 
Mon 1/9/2023 4:59 PM
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Dear Commissioners:
Happy New Year. My comments are related to the harms of cruising. It is 2023, almost a third of the 
way through the decade scientists have told us is critical to avoid the worst of the climate related 
catastrophes. It should be crystal clear that catastrophes are already happening due to global 
warming and all that brings, as well as air and water pollution, deforestation and the increasing loss of 
biodiversity. Here in Puget Sound we’ve had heat domes and wildfire smoke for the last few years that 
won’t resolve without concerted action. By all of us. The last week of 2022 homes in the South Park 
neighborhood of Seattle were flooded due to the heavy rains and “King” tides associated with sea 
level rise.
Public officials have a specific responsibility to take appropriate action to protect the health and safety 
of the communities in which they have power and jurisdiction. It is short sighted to consider the 
financial revenue from the cruise industry as the most important factor in evaluating the impacts of the 
cruise industry. By working to increase tourism and cruising, the Port is sealing the fate of our 
community’s health, the health and future of our ecosystem, and the melting of the Alaskan glaciers 
tourists are so anxious to see. 
The Clean Shipping Act introduced in 2022 by Rep. Lowenthal of California, is a move in the right 
direction. The measure sets the carbon intensity standards for fuels used by ships calling at U.S. 
ports, including eliminating carbon by 2040.This legislation should be in your legislative agenda if 
you’re serious about environmental sustainability and yet it isn’t. Why not? 
For the Port to continue the cruise business as usual is depressing and disheartening. I believe each 
one of you agrees we are in a climate crisis. Why are you not acting in accordance with your own 
The Port can begin by limiting and capping the number of cruises this season, and not renewing 
leases. You can put your efforts towards developing businesses and industries that are not dependent 
on fossil fuels.
Commissioner Cho, as the new President, be a leader, for all the people!
Thank you.
Iris Antman

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[EXTERNAL] Letter of Support for Pier 66 (Seattle City Light)
Brueger, Maura 
Tue 1/10/2023 10:30 AM
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Cc: Caminos, Nate ;Bolieu, Sabrina ;Brown, Elsa
;Caldwell, Caia ;Ambrose, Philip

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Pier 66 Shorepower Letter1.10.23.dotx pdf.pdf;

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Attached is a letter of support from Seattle City Light for submission to the Port Commission.
Thank you.
Maura Brueger
Director of Government & Legislative Affairs

O: 206-684-3015 | M: 206-707-3306 | maura.brueger@seattle.gov
We Power Seattle seattle.gov/city-light

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JANUARY 10, 2023 
SEATTLE, WA 98121 
Dear Commission President Calkins, 
On behalf of Seattle City Light (City Light), I am pleased to offer our enthusiastic support for the Port of
Seattle’s innovative and green cruise ship shore power project at Pier 66. City Light is proud of the
pioneering partnership to bring cruise ship shore power to the Port of Seattle’s Pier 91 in 2009, making
it the first home port in North America to offer shore power at two berths. Following this success, the
Port of Seattle committed to developing shore power at Pier 66 by collaborating with City Light on an
innovative and cost-effective solution using a submarine cable to reduce costs and disruption along the
The Pier 66 Shore Power Project is one of several anticipated projects with the Port of Seattle and the
NW Seaport Alliance, including the new Terminal 5, to develop and implement the Seattle Waterfront
Clean Energy Strategy. Delivering shore power for cruise ships at Pier 66 enables progress on the City of
Seattle goal for long term emission reduction that affects the health of our residents, particularly
historically disadvantaged waterfront communities and workers. 
Our shared vision to reduce maritime industry emissions through electrification of Port of Seattle
operations requires proactive partnerships and creative solutions to overcome technological and
infrastructure challenges. Our team is confident that the positive interagency coordination underway
with this project, and others, will ensure we are successful at implementing this unique and innovative
solution to secure shore power at Pier 66. 

Debra J. Smith 
General Manager/CEO 
Seattle City Light 

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[EXTERNAL] Comment for 1/10 Port Meeting
Alex Fay 
Sun 1/8/2023 6:43 PM
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I'm writing to submit public comment for the 1/10 Port Meeting. I'm concerned with the Port's plan to
expand airport operations and international travel while also hoping to address climate change in item
11a. The key to fighting climate change is to reduce the number of flights and cruises that are taken,
and the Port's plan to increase volume and demand will be detrimental to the climate. Reducing flying
is needed if we want to have a healthy and habitable planet, and the Port should be focusing on
efforts to do this instead of working to expand both domestic and international travel.
Furthermore, I'd also like to point out that the 2022 Aviation Federal Priorities document notes that
the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding. We continue to have increased COVID cases, with many facing
hospitalization and worsening health as a result. As a government agency, the Port has the
responsibility to communicate that the pandemic is ongoing, and promote mitigation methods that
can truly reduce COVID rates, including masking, increased ventilation, and testing.
Thank you,
Alex Fay

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[EXTERNAL] Written public testimony for Tuesday's Port Commission meeting
laura gibbons 
Sun 1/8/2023 1:33 PM
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Hi Michelle or whoever is currently doing this,
This is for wri en-only tes mony for Tuesday’s port mee ng.
In looking at your 2022 Avia on Federal Priori es (item 11a), I see a conflict between “Addressing Community
Impact” and the rest of the document. The only effec ve way we have to mi gate climate change is to REDUCE
I’d like to call your a en on to a recent ar cle, Net-zero avia on: Time for a new business model?,
h ps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2022.102353. This is a very technical ar cle with careful calcula ons. They
If the current business model – volume growth with very small profit margins – is con nued, it is likely
that avia on's contribu on to climate change will grow, due to constraints in biofuel produc on, cost, and
an increase in non-CO2 warming. To stay within 1.5 °C warming, the sector has to reassess capacity and its
rela onship with profitability; and to possibly embrace an altogether different business model.
The authors state that a carbon tax reflec ng the cost of emissions will also be needed.
Less flying is the future of avia on, if we are to have a habitable planet. It will also help with noise and air quality
impact. This is what I want you to be advoca ng for, on a federal level, and what all your plans should be based
This also applies to your plan to court interna onal tourism (item 11b). Overseas vaca on and business flying is
one of the most irresponsible ways to heat the planet.
Laura Gibbons
Sea le

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[EXTERNAL] Support of Shore Power Construction on Pier 66
Lisa Howard 
Tue 1/10/2023 11:55 AM
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Please see the a ached le er to the Commission regarding support for item 10a on the January 10th Port
Commission mee ng agenda.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment.
Lisa Dixon Howard
Execu ve Director
O: 206-667-0687 ext 102 | C: 206-384-5715
www.pioneersquare.org | www.allianceforpioneersquare.org
(mailing address): PO Box 4507 | Sea le, WA 98194
(if you’re stopping by): 105 S Main St, Suite 201 | Sea le, WA 98104

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               January 10, 2023 
Port Commission 
Port of Seattle 
P.O. Box 1209 
Seattle, Washington 98121 
Dear Commissioners, 
On behalf of the Alliance for Pioneer Square, I am pleased to share our support for Item 10a on
the January 10 Port Commission meeting agenda. The funding commitment for Shore Power
construction at the Pier 66 Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal is critical to the health of near-port
communities and ensures that the cruise industry can continue to thrive in an environmentally
sustainable way. 
We value the Port’s innovative solution to bring shore power to its downtown waterfront cruise 
terminal at Pier 66 and the collaboration with Seattle City Light to plan and implement this project via a
submarine cable along the seafloor of Elliott Bay from Terminal 46. The Port’s two shore power
connected cruise berths at T91already result in significant emission reductions. In 2022, 83% of shore
power equipped homeport calls at Terminal 91 connected and avoided an estimated 2,100 tonnes of
CO2. We would look for the same positive impact from a shore power connection at Pier 66. 
Providing shore power connections to vessels allows them to turn off diesel engines while at berth,
which reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change; shore power at the Port’s
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Terminal 91 avoided an estimated 4,300 metric tons of carbon emissions,
with 89 percent of shore power capable ships at T91 successfully connecting in 2019. 
The Alliance for Pioneer Square helps to preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most
authentic, engaging, and dynamic neighborhood in Seattle. The close proximity of Pioneer
Square to Pier 66 results in cruise travelers being able to access our district easily as they tour
the city. This close proximity also means the residents, employees and visitors in the district will
benefit from improved air quality. 
We support projects such as this, which will improve air quality; modernize and optimize grid resources; 
support maritime industry investments; increase resiliency of critical port infrastructure; and spur growth
and employment in electrification, renewable fuels, and clean technologies sectors. We lend our support 
to this effort, and encourage you to approve the project funding on January 10. 

visit: 105 S Main, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98104
mail: PO Box 4507, Seattle WA 98194 
t: 206.667.0687 allianceforpioneersquare.org

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Thank you for your ongoing partnership in helping to create growing and thriving communities,
and we look forward to continuing our work together. 
Yours truly, 
Lisa Dixon Howard 
Lisa Dixon Howard
Executive Director 

visit: 105 S Main, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98104
mail: PO Box 4507, Seattle WA 98194 
t: 206.667.0687 allianceforpioneersquare.org


12/20/22, 2:41 PM                                              Mail - Commission-Public-Records - Outlook
[EXTERNAL] Public Comment for the Port of Seattle Board & Clerk
Joe A. Kunzler 
Tue 12/20/2022 2:06 PM
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Cc: Pritchard, Aaron ;Calkins, Ryan 
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20 Dec. 2022
Dear Port of Seattle Board & Clerk;
Joe A. Kunzler here and today, I rise only in a personal and non-professional capacity. I want to be
very clear that:
a) I love aircraft sounds.
b) I love SeaTac - more flights please, more often. Like I don't know get Boom Aerospace to start
flying here because I want to fly supersonic. Be something if you could strap into an Alaska Airlines
jet and scream off of the runway, get supersonic, and be in Anchorage in an hour or two having
punched your "supersonic" card.
c) Tell Alex Tsimerman to STFU and get out. I hear he's been terrorizing you as much as Sound Transit
like July when he was appeased to spew sexist trash garbage.
Sound Transit has become a rhetorical Ukraine in Alex Tsimerman's war on freedom. The fatal terrain
of the conflict, and it is Sound Transit that has developed the tools at my urging to deal with
Tsimerman as per attachment. I appreciate your current Chair's attempts to corral Alex as I've seen
on Port video, but would rather Alex was shut down and no-tresspassed. At some point, a line needs
to be drawn and held.
We, transit geeks, have found that drawing a line backed up by repeated no-tresspass orders works
against Alex Tsimerman. The Nazi monster now shows up once a few months to six months to spew
once and get shot down, then stops showing up for a while. Appeasement isn't working that well for
the Port, but victory culture will. Sending a message that Alex Tsimerman's wild hate speech is not
welcome at Sound Transit and the Port of Seattle and hopefully soon the Puget Sound Regional Council
is important because he's a gateway drug to worse.
2023 is going to be a year of change, starting with the Horizon Air retirement of the mighty Dash 8-
400/Q400 turboprop in late January. Whether or not it comes with holding Port Commissioners
accountable for appeasement depends on you. Might want to read "Tackling Tsimerman" on the
With that, I hope to be able to write you and about you regarding aviation and not this in the future. 
Up to the Commission Chair.
Many thanks;
Joe A. Kunzler

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       1/10/23, 8:29 AM                                              Mail - Commission-Public-Records - Outlook
[EXTERNAL] Public Comment for Todays Meeting
Stacy Oaks 
Tue 1/10/2023 8:09 AM
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Good morning. I wanted to comment today to encourage the Port of Seattle to add the Clean
Shipping Act to its list of legislative priorities.
This Act could greatly reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the shipping industry as well as make
near port communities much healthier places to live and work.
A few reasons I think Seattle should support this:
It focused on both the climate and public health impacts at the same time.
It has mandatory benchmarks.
It focused on an end goal of 2040 instead of 2050 or beyond.
It includes both cargo and large cruise ships.
It would incentivize innovation on a national scale, reducing the possibility of losing business to a
nearby port that wasn't trying to clean up shipping.
The Clean Shipping Act is endorsed by representatives from some of the largest ports in California. As
a Port with the goal of being the Greenest Port in North America, this is something that Seattle should
be championing.
Please consider adding your public endorsement of the bill, and some lobbyist efforts behind moving
it forward.
Thank you,
Stacy Oaks

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[EXTERNAL] PUBLIC COMMENT for October 27, 2020
Peggy J. Printz 
Mon 1/9/2023 7:54 PM
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Spending tens of millions of dollars on shore power at Pier 66 is tantamount to 
making a bad situation a little less worse. Surely the decision will hearten residents 
and workers downtown who will breathe cleaner air when ships plug into the 
However those “sunk costs” are certain to prejudice future decision-makers, later in 
this decade or the next, who may wisely seek to curtail cruise traffic. When they 
acknowledge the investment you made in shore power in 2023, they may be less 
inclined to reduce Seattle’s dependence on this unhealthy and unnecessary 
In fact, installing and enforcing shore power is foremost an expensive public relations 
exercise. You will convince Seattle residents that you are doing something to 
counteract the harms of cruise. But although shore power will reduce toxic exhaust in 
port, ships plugging into shore power downtown will only be averting a minor amount 
of their total greenhouse gas emissions. Energy consumed in port only accounts for 
a small fraction of the power used by these mega-ships, which burn 35 to 50 gallons 
of dirty bunker fuel per mile traveled, all the way to Alaska and back. 
Moreover, small ports in Alaska lack the electrical capacity to provide shore power, 
so their residents will still bear the health burden when the ships burn dirty fuels 
while berthed. 
Even if all cruise ships in Seattle used shore power, taking advantage of that costly 
infrastructure would only reduce overall cruise greenhouse gases by single-digit 
You can still reconsider funneling substantial finances into shore power; instead you 
can examine other ways to reduce and eventually eliminate the multiple harms of 
Peggy J. Printz
7729 57th Ave NE
Seattle 98115
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