Barbara Ryan, Chair of the Lummi Island Ferry Task Force, forwarded this email regarding the agenda for the Monday, June 6, 2011, task force meeting and the pressing need to develop recommendations regarding ferry fares and cost saving measures. This is a meeting you may not want to miss!
From: Barbara Ryan <email@example.com> (Date: Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM)
Subject: Lummi Island Ferry Task Force Agenda June 6
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Hello all —
Attached is agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting at The Grange.
I believe it is imperative that we develop recommendations for ferry fares and for recommendations regarding cost savings tomorrow night. Feedback is most useful if Islanders can react to specifics. These recommendations should be ready for the Open House we have scheduled for June 20 to solicit reaction.
We have come a long way, but there is an entire report to develop between now and August 1. This means using the information we have collected and shaping it into a cogent set of recommendations and report. I know we can do it, but Monday night is our last opportunity to work together for several weeks.
In addition, I would love your help reviewing my outline of an update I have been asked to provide to the County Council at their Tuesday Committee of the Whole meeting at 1:30. Any and all of the Committee are most welcome to attend, and of course it is an open meeting for all. At that meeting I hope to a) recap the Council charge to the Task Force, b) provide an overview of efforts to date c) emphasize community involvement, d) discuss process going forward and final report, and e) solicit feedback from Council about what they want from the Task Force. I do not intend to provide any specific recommendations until we have clear, concise recommendations with plenty of backup data, which we have yet to develop. I think it might be useful to provide some of the specific, detailed graphs regarding increases in operating costs which Patricia gave to us at our meeting at the Garden Room several weeks ago. That may help Council understand the concern of Islanders regarding fare increases and pave the way for whatever cost savings recommendations we may make later. What do you think?
I have attached an outline for your review.
See you Monday.
Barbara Ryan, chair
Citizens’ Task Force for the Lummi Island Ferry