An Open Letter To Joel Wachtel re. HB2315

Mr. Wachtel is a member of the SeaTac City Council and chairs their Aviation Advisory Committee. The following letter was e-mailed to key Councilmembers in Des Moines, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Tukwila and Federal Way. Hi Joel, As I mentioned at yesterday’s Highline Forum, HB2315 is moving ahead very fast. There have been two hearings so

A Letter To The Port Commission re. 2020 Tax Levy

Per my public comment of 12 November. When it comes to the Port’s relationship with the airport communities, the elephant in the room has always been EXTERNALITIES–the very real impacts on our people and property that go unacknowledged on your financial reports. So long as an Externality exists, there is no accurate accounting and there

A Letter To Nancy Tosta Re. RCW 53.54.030

Ms. Tosta is a Council Member for the City Of Burien and chairs the Burien Airport Committee. This letter follows their joint meeting with the Des Moines Aviation Committee. The discussion was ostensibly about the path forward after both cities had decided to withdraw from the StART. First off, I want to commend you for

A Letter To Earnest Thompson

Mr. Thompson is a member of the StART Committee for Normandy Park and a candidate for City Council in that town. This letter is in regard to a failed Resolution #944 voted on at their City Council Meeting 09/10/2019. Hi Earnest, Again, I’m sorry that I was unable to make the Normandy Park City Council

A Letter To Amanda Wyma-Bradley re. HR 6168

Ms. Wyma-Bradley is a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Adam Smith (D) 9th District, WA. Thank you for your work on this issue.I worry that my comments at the meeting may have veered discussion away from your intended text. But I think I do understand the local situation and my concern in HR 6168 was that