SEATTLE - This fall voters through King County will be deciding on three seats for Seattle Port Commission. Commissioners run two multi-billion enterprises, the Seaport along Seattle's Waterfront, and SeaTac Airport. As a public entity the Port collects about $73 million in property taxes from the residents of King County.
Position #4 is an open seat and features two candidates with long histories of government experience. Peter Steinbrueck is a former 10-year member of the Seattle City Council. He current works as a architect and community planner. Preeti Shridhar is an Administrator with the City of Renton. She previously worked on environmental issues for the City of Seattle.
The candidates recently sat down for a debate at Q13 News. It first aired on Sunday, Oct 15. Below are excepts from that exchange.
#1: The Port and the Environment
#2: Second Regional Airport
#3: Terminal 5 and Cruise Ships
#5: Ethical Leadership