[RTC List] Port development issue
larry at northcoast.com
Tue Aug 19 17:56:01 PDT 2008
I don't know how many of you are following the Port development issue,
but as you may know, it's a fairly contentious issue for a variety of
reasons. While this may not be directly a technology issue, it does
impact our economy and really impacts our community's future direction
for development. Whatever your perspective is, however, I thought
that it might be useful for folks to know that there's yet another
"informational" meeting planned for this Wednesday at the Wharfinger
Building in Eureka. I think everyone should attend to ask some key
questions about this project and try to get the facts about what's
going on. Remember, this is OUR money ($100k from the Headwater's
fund and $100K from the Harbor Commission) for this study (Redwood
Marine Terminal and "green port" business plan), so we may as well get
the facts and see what we are getting for our money. If you are
interested in coming, here are the specifics:
The Humboldt County Rail and Port Infrastructure Taskforce will be
hosting a free informational forum Wednesday at the Wharfinger
Building at 5:30 p.m.
The forum will explore many of the important issues regarding the
revitalization of a green port in Humboldt Bay, and collect public
comment regarding the potential opportunities and challenges that such
a project would bring to Northern California.
Special guests will include:
+ David Hull, CEO, Humboldt Bay Harbor District.
+ A representative from Ports America AIG.
+ A legislative representative from the ILWU (longshoremen’s union).
+ Mitch Stogner, executive director, North Coast Railroad Authority.
+ Humboldt Bay Mariculture industry leaders.
This is the first in a series of public forums that will be presented
by RAPIT in an effort to gather broad community input, disseminate
accurate information and build consensus regarding the future of the
Future Sessions will include:
+ Defining “green” in port revitalization, a community visioning
+ Understanding bay ecosystems, challenges and opportunities with port
+ The future of alternative energy in Humboldt County.
+ Green port revitalization project status update.
+ Humboldt County and the economics of globalization.
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