Sorry I was slow, Stuart on reporting this. I’ll post my comments as a reply. Wynne
From: STUART RICH
Sent: Dec 6, 2010 6:40 PM
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Subject: Ferry Task Force Search Group
The next meeting of the Lummi Island Ferry Task Force search group is 12/7/ 10 , Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the UCC Church.
If your organization was not able to send a representative to last week’s meeting on short notice, please consider sending a person to Tuesday’s meeting. In the County Council’s resolution that created the task force it encourages island organizations to work together to find applicants for the task force.
At the first meeting attending by Paul Davis- LICA, Wynee Lee-FOIL (fill in), Dan Johnson (business), Dave Thorn (independent), and Stuart Rich-PLIC , we recognized that more organizations needed to be present if the search group is to be representative of the island so the meeting was put over until 12/7/10.
At the first meeting there was general agreement on the following points: 1. The Ferry Task Force will need to delegate tasks as their specific responsibilities are substantial and Islanders need to support the task group’s mission , 2. We recognized the importance of good communication between the Task Force and the community in order to insure both support, community input, and transparency, 3. The search group will develop a list of qualified applicants, encourage those people to apply but will not make specific recommendations to the County Council ( individuals and organizations are free to support individual applicants), 4. Concern was expressed about the lack of County funding for the Task Force’s administrative expenses. Jerry Anderson- LICA and Stuart Rich PLIC will request a grant for the Task Force from their respective organizations. There was discussion about asking other island orgnaizations to make a contribution to the Task Force to cover their expenses.
Wynee Lee and Paul Davis will publish announcements for the Task Force applications process on the Ferry Forum and Brown Betty.
The deadline of submitting an application for the County Council packet is 12/30, otherwise, applicants can apply until 4:00 pm January 11th, Tuesday when the decision will be made at the County Council meeting.
The Task Force is our best opportunity to fix the broken ferry system. Sam Crawford has made made it very clear that the next step will be a major reduction in ferry services if the ferry continues to operate at a deficit.
If you know of a person who would be a good Task Force member, please encourage them to apply. Thank you for your cooperation in helping our community.