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Port of Tacoma Commission sets budget hearings

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
October 23, 2012 12:18 pm

The Port of Tacoma has scheduled two dates in November to consider the port’s proposed 2013 budget, business forecast, finance plan and tax levy.

The first of those public hearings will take a look at forecasts for business in the coming years, the port’s plans for capital expenditures and the proposal for the property tax levy that partially supports the port. That meeting is set for Nov. 8 beginning at noon at the Fabulich Center, Room 104, at 3600 Port of Tacoma Road.

The second meeting is scheduled for a week later, Nov. 15, at the same place and time. At that meeting the commission will consider adoption of the budget and the tax levy.

The meetings will also be available for real-time viewing on the port’s website. The documents prepared for those meetings will be available online beginning Oct. 31.

The budget proposal is expected to include for the first time the effect of the move of the Grand Alliance shipping consortium to Tacoma from Seattle. The port’s container volume rose by 37 percent last month in part because of the move.

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