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Terminal 91Neighbors Advisory Committee
Annual Report 2008
The Terminal 91Neighborsf Advisory Committee (NAC) is pleased to provide the
Port of Seattle Commission with this report of its activities for the year 2008.
The NAC and the communities we represent offer this information as part of our
very important and valued communication link with the Port.
Con1position of NAC
NAC community representation is comprised of eight voting members, and two
alternates. Representatives serving their communities for the 2008 term were:
Maanolia Commi~nitvClub        Oueen Anne Commi~nitvCouncil
Nancy Bainbridge Rogers (Pres., MCC)      Ellen Monrad (Pres., QACC)
Marianne Parks                   Don Harper
Kevin Patrick                       Kirk Robbins
Fred Rapaport                    Jim Smith
Steve Erickson (Alternate)               Ron Mason (Alternate)
Bruce Laing served as NAC Chair and Cecil Gray served as NAC Interim Chair
during 2008. Their services were provided through Executive Services Corps of
Washington, a non-profit organization.  Christa Dumpys, City of Seattle;
Department of Neighborhoods coordinator for the Queen Anne and Magnolia
District, provided a valuable link between NAC and the City.  Pam Xander, of
Xander & Associates, provided environmental consulting services and prepared
summaries of each NAC meeting. Marie Fritz is the primary Port representative
and staff support for NAC. Additional Port staff that attended one or more
meetings in 2008 are: Mark Griffin, Sally del Fierro, Phil Lutes, Mike McLaughlin,
Joe McWilliams, Paul Meyer, and Geri Poor. NAC especially appreciates the
attendance of commissioner Gael Tarleton and the briefing she presented in
NAC met monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. The principal activity
was dialog among NAC members and between NAC and Port staff regarding
Terminal 91 and the North Bay area. NAC also discussed issues geographically
adjacent, or outside NAC's purview, that could affect Port operations within the
NAC area. Staff participation included briefings, updates, and responses to NAC
questions and concerns. Detailed minutes of each meeting are available.
General value of NAC
All participating parties affirm that NAC has a constructive and positive value to
both the Port and neighboring communities. Participants all view the forum and
its meetings to be informative, cooperative, and a desirable forum for discussion

and consensus building. The underlying NAC agreement has proven effective for
its purposes to date.
Ongoing CriticalIssues for NAC
During 2008 the following issues were the most significant to NAC:
Reaching an understanding, captured in writing, between the Port Commission
and NAC as to what would constitute a written "trigger" for a potential
amendment of the formal NAC agreement.  NAC members and Port
representatives agree that any perceived need for change would best follow the
approach described in the section 'Of specific interest to the Commissioners" on
page 3, below.
Proposed North Bay development itself-its status, its design, and its impacts.
Potential traffic impacts from transfer of cruise ship operations to pier 91,
specifically, volumes, flow design, and City actions affecting traffic tolfrom cruise
Potential impacts upon PortJNAC area resulting from external issues, the most
important being a viaduct replacement. Others that NAC followed were BAT
lanes on Elliott Ave, fire station #20 replacement, and a potential jail sited at
Potential opening of vehicle access on the north end of North Bay.
General topics reviewed through out the year
NAC monitors many topics related to pier 91and North Bay:
- Noise
- Traffic issues
- Construction activities at and around terminals 90 and 91, specifically the
cruise terminal
- Dredging operations
- Tenant activities and changes, e.g ., Korry Electronics proposed lease,
Carnitech signage.
Additional information presented to NAC
Port representatives have been forthright in sharing information of possible
relevance to NAC. Examples include:
- Motions of the Port of Seattle Commission.
- Port environmental impact issues.
- Lease to First Student for bus parking.
- Cruise Industry Waste Management Practices and Procedures.
- Prospective planning for cruise terminal operations.

This material was reviewed and discussed by NAC participants who uniformly
appreciate the availability of such information.
Other matters
NAC appreciates the invitations it has received to Port sponsored events, such as
the Fall "101" educational tours and the open house for Magnolia and Queen
Anne Communities.
Of Specific interest to the Commissioners
Plans for development and operations at both Terminal 91 and North Bay
raise  the  potential  for  conflicts with  provisions of the  Short  Fill
Redevelopment Agreement (Agreement).  NAC believes, and both Port
Commissioners and staff have mutually agreed, the following approach is
desirable and will be the approach taken: Port staff will infmallly'scope"
specific issues and use the scoping process as a basis for discussion with
NAC. This informal dialogue will be completed prior to any formal triggering
or proposals regarding the existing Agreement. .
NAC members worry about a viaduct replacement having negative impacts
upon Port operations, specifically the cruise terminal, in the NAC area. We
encourage the Commissioners to assess the attributes of a replacement that
would be vital to the Port and to strongly asset these to influence the
decisions that will be eventually made by the State and City.  The Port's
interests are crucial and the Port is one of very few entities that has the
ability to influence those decisions.
NAC extends an invitation to each and all commissioners to attend a NAC
meeting at your convenience. Meetings are usually on the third Wednesday
of each month at 4:30 PM at the Port's third floor east conference room.
The NAC thanks the Port Commissioners for the opportunity to provide this
annual report on behalf of the Magnolia and Queen Anne communities. We will
be happy respond to any questions or concerns you might have.

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