The environmental fee is scheduled to be discussed at the upcoming Port of Port Townsend workshop along with three other issues including the 2015 Port budget. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 9:30 AM at the Commission Building at 333 Benedict St. in PT. The Port Townsend Sailing Association presents this information only for the specific purpose of giving local boaters an opportunity to become more knowledgeable and participate in discussions on this issue.

From a Port release:

“There is more to rescinding a fee than just voting it so.  The ramifications of that decision need to be brought up and discussed.  That requires preparation on the part of the Port staff to clearly identify who is paying how much and what those funds are going toward.  It also requires a discussion of what the negative consequences would be if it were changed. This discussion will begin on Wed 12 at 9:30 in the Commission building on Benedict Street.  You can view the agenda online … prior to the meeting.”