Commissions to review Northwest Seaport Alliance 2016 budget Oct. 6

The Northwest Seaport Alliance managing members have scheduled two public meetings to review the alliance’s 2016 operating budget.

The first budget meeting Oct. 6 will include an in-depth look at business forecasts, capital improvement plans and the 2016 operating budget. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in Room 104 of the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road in Tacoma.

The commission will approve the one-year operating budget at the second meeting Oct. 27. Budget materials will be available on the alliance’s website Oct. 20 for public review, and commissioners will invite public comment at this meeting. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in International A Conference Room at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd in Seattle.

Both meetings will also be streamed live online at

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a port development authority governed by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, and its operating budget is funded by the two ports. Each port will hold public meetings in November to adopt its statutory budget and tax levy. The Port of Seattle Commission will hold budget meetings Oct. 13 and 27 and Nov. 10 and 24, and the Port of Tacoma Commission will meet Nov. 5 and 17.