Port of Vancouver commissioners to discuss preliminary budget

Public workshop to be held Tue., Oct. 23

VANCOUVER — The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss the port’s 2019 preliminary budget at a public workshop Tue., Oct. 23.

The workshop immediately follows the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting, held at the port administrative office, 3103 Northwest Lower River Road. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public.

During the workshop, port staff will walk commissioners Eric LaBrant, Jerry Oliver and Don Orange through the 2019 preliminary budget and answer their questions. This year’s presentation also includes information on how the budget reflects priorities outlined by the port’s recently approved 2018 Strategic Plan.

The commission is expected to consider the preliminary budget at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Public input on the port’s preliminary budget is welcome at the Nov. 13 commission meeting during Open forum. Open forum begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Room at the port’s administrative office

Adoption of the preliminary budget is the first formal step in the public process of establishing the final 2019 Port of Vancouver budget. The commission is expected to vote on the final 2019 budget at the November 27 meeting, during which a formal public hearing on the subject will be held.

For more information on the port’s budgeting process and finances, please visit www.portvanusa.com/about/budget.

Regularly scheduled Board of Commissioner meetings are televised and live-streamed on Clark/Vancouver Television (cable channel 21) beginning at 9:30 a.m. CVTV archives meetings within 24 hours for future viewing.

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