Adams strengthens the port | Letter

Steve Adams has been a part of strengthening the Port of Lopez and fulfilling its mission for the benefit of the citizens of Lopez Island. With your vote he can continue this work on the Port Commission.   During his tenure as a Port Commissioner, the airport runways were repaired and completely resurfaced. He has worked tirelessly to address safety concerns caused by the trees on the north and south ends of the runway on neighboring properties. After a long and arduous process the Port came to agreement with the owners to purchase the properties. With good forethought, the commissioners structured the transactions in a manner that will allow for the removal of the trees and retain the houses that are on them.

The Port also purchased a small parcel on Fisherman Bay that is providing public access to the waterfront.

While accomplishing these projects, the Port has continued to be fiscally responsible with the tax payers money. The Port has the third lowest tax rate of all Ports in the State and has received clean audits from the State.

Jamie Stephens