7. Attachment

Exhibit A

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[EXTERNAL] PUBLIC COMMENT for September 13, 2022
Iris Antman 
Tue 9/13/2022 8:03 AM
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Dear Port Commissioners,
Here is my written testimony for today’s meeting.
Written Comment for Port Commission Meeting of 9/13/22
Nearby wildfires,13 days above 90 degrees (a new record), ongoing drought, all symptoms of our 
worsening climate crisis came together in Seattle this weekend. Gov. Inslee announced that we had the 
worst air quality of a major city in the world on Saturday. Having lung disease and not wanting to expose 
myself to the unhealthy air I didn’t go outside all weekend or on Monday. How privileged I am to have a 
home to be in. Not so for unhoused neighbors. Nor do a few days of unhealthy air compare to one third 
of Pakistan being underwater due to devastating floods, killing 1300 people and displacing more than a 
No serious person continues to deny that human caused climate change is destroying our environment, 
climate, desertifying our land, acidifying our oceans, causing mass extinction of tens of thousands of 
species and killing hundreds of thousands of humans. And though here in Seattle the effects are minor, 
relatively speaking, they are evident. Some officials are responding. Our city energy codes are being 
upgraded to phase out gas in new construction and towards renewable electric power for home and 
water heating, and even cooking. EVs are becoming more popular and EV infrastructure is being 
planned and built.
Here at the Port you’ve worked on creating shore power possibilities and used solar panels on building 
roofs. This is important but it’s not nearly enough. While the maritime industry begins to address 
transitioning to clean renewable power to move cargo, the Port is growing its cruise business and 
investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into increasing cruise tourism.
With all due respect, this is unconscionable and disrespectful. To say in one moment that you’re 
reaching your climate goals in line with the Paris Agreement and then pouring thousands into how to 
increase global cruise tourism from Seattle to Alaska makes no sense. Though clean power sources for 
large ships may be possible in the future, it’s a long way off, decades possibly. And we must stop 
pumping carbon into the atmosphere now. Transporting cargo is one thing, cruising is another. Cruising 
is an unnecessary activity available to a small percentage of the world’s population and causing harm to 
the majority of the world’s population. 
As Port Commissioners you have an oversized responsibility to your community, to the region, and to 
the world. You act as if your primary allegiance is to the cruise industry. But the cruise industry owners 
don’t care about you or Seattle or the melting glaciers. They care about their business model which does 
not take into consideration the harm their business practices cause.
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Cruise vacations no longer have a place in today’s world. It is time to transition to businesses and 
industries that nurture rather than destroys life.
Iris Antman
Iris Antman

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Dear Port of Seattle Executive Director Stephen Metruck and Port Commissioners,

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers work at the 160th Airport waiting lot every day. We demand a humane rest area.
We call on the Port of Seattle to expand plans for a driver rest area to include covered space for drivers to rest, eat
and pray, in addition to sanitary bathroom facilities.

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Jordan Van Voast 
Sat 9/10/2022 4:23 PM
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Hi Michelle, Hope you are staying healthy during this terrible smoke wave we are having right now.
Please sign me up for public comment at noon this Tuesday. Topic: Board of Ethics. Attached is my
written comment. 
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          My name is Jordan Van Voast. I’d like to thank Chief of Staff
Pritchard, Clerk Hart, and Mr. Emsky for interviewing me for the
Board of Ethics position. Congratulations to Ms. Pulsifer on her
appointment. Anyone who volunteers for an unpaid position
with wide public responsibility deserves respect and
admiration. I offer these thoughts about the Ethics Board:
First, I note in the application posted on the Port’s website that
“Members may not be a Port Commissioner or employee of
the Port.” In order to avoid the appearance of a conflict, I
would recommend that be amended to also include “any
former employee of the Port.” With all due respect to Ms.
Pulsifer’s distinguished career, it raises ethical concerns when a 
former employee fills a position as an ethics judge at the 
institution that previously paid her salary. 
Second, isn’t there also a conflict when the Commission staff 
chooses the Ethics Board members tasked with investigating
the very people that they serve? Widespread concern was
recently expressed when a former President undergoing
criminal investigation was granted a Special Master by a judge
that he appointed. How is this situation different from an
ethical viewpoint? 
I have no reason to doubt the integrity of any of the current
Port Commissioners. However, I believe we have a complex
institutional problem that operates unconsciously in decision
makers of most elected bodies. Ethical governance needs to be
accountable not only to the public, but to the planet and to

          future generations of life, and that requires a new kind of
ethical thinking. Institutions which operate within the capitalist
paradigm have thus far been notoriously slow to acknowledge 
this problem, hence the need for greater transparency and true
independent oversight.


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