Port commissioners at 34th District Dems: Where to get viaduct $

Another quick update from the 34th District Democrats‘ meeting under way now in Fauntleroy: Port of Seattle Commissioners Lloyd Hara and John Creighton spoke to the 34th DDs tonight; among the many topics they’ve touched on, the port’s goal of chipping in $300 million for the Alaskan Way Viaduct-replacing tunnel. “How can we do that when port traffic is down and air traffic is down?”

(Creighton at left, foreground; Hara at right, background)
Creighton answered his own question by saying they’re looking at options such as $30 million a year for 10 years, maybe selling off assets such as the Bell Harbor Conference Center on the downtown waterfront — “why does the Port need a conference center?” he asked, again rhetorically — but said they’re doing all they can to figure out how to make the contribution without raising taxes (though Hara had noted earlier that the port does NOT currently use all of its taxing authority).

3 Replies to "Port commissioners at 34th District Dems: Where to get viaduct $"

  • Wally April 8, 2009 (9:06 pm)

    How about another tax from Nickels and Lady Christine.

  • boo April 8, 2009 (10:17 pm)

    I am sure that will be next. Some of us chose the economical plan but had this one shoved down our throats. I couldn’t care less about this tunnel and its money woes. It should be what the voter’s voted for originally.

  • Susan April 10, 2009 (10:56 am)

    Creighton is still a boob. Why does the port need a confernce center? Why does the port need elected commissioners? The port must be rich rich rich to hand over $30million a year!

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