Before voting for Tacoma Port Commission, I urge everyone to check out Eric Holdeman’s qualifications. He is one of the best-qualified candidates in port history.
The port is buried in more than $500 million in debt, and realistic prospects for future revenue do not come close to paying off this debt. It will eventually have to be paid by a Pierce County, state or federal bailout.
Bonding capacity for investments that could help keep up with Canada, Los Angeles and the East Coast was used to make the port property rich. Tax revenue and jobs from owners that were forced …