Port to consider 2010 budget

Port of Tacoma commissioners have scheduled three public meetings to consider the Port’s 2010 budget, cargo forecast, finance plan and tax levy.

The first budget meeting on Nov. 5 will include an update on the third quarter of the 2009 budget and a preliminary look at the 2010 capital plans, revenue projections, tax levy and finance plans. This general business presentation will not call for public comment, but community members are encouraged to attend to hear how the Port’s budget is formed. More information and materials are available on the Port’s Web site at http://www.portoftacoma.com/budget .

The Nov. 12 meeting will include a more in-depth look at cargo forecasts, capital building plans, tax levy and the 2010 budget. Commissioners will invite public comment at this meeting.

The final meeting Nov. 23 is a special public hearing to formally adopt the 2010 statutory budget, tax levy and authorization to bank excess tax levy capacity.

All three meetings will be held in Room 104 of the Fabulich Center, at 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd. in Tacoma. The public is encouraged to attend. Meetings also are streamed live from the Port’s Web site at http://www.portoftacoma.com/webstreaming and are later broadcast on Click! and Comcast throughout Pierce County.