Commissioners Marc Bissonnette and Tom Coultas have been traveling, so organizing a meeting between the three commissioners has been challenging.
has made his
frustration with the direction of the project clear in the last few weeks.
believes the port should survey all 3,000-some property owners within the port district to determine whether the support the use of port reserves to support the ferry.
drafted a proposed questionnaire but his
fellow commissioners didn't approve the idea.
believes the voice of property owners has been drowned out by SoundRunner supporters.
"I don't want the loud minority to supersede the silent majority," Coultas
told the Herald last week.
said the port created the reserves by investing taxpayer money.
Taxpayers should be consulted before reserves are spent on such a large project, he
The port spent a little more than $70,000 on SoundRunner in 2010 to pay the salary of the program manager and other administrative expenses.
said that was the amount commissioners committed to spending before the service was launched, as evidenced by minutes of a Nov. 26, 2009 port meeting.
In the same meeting, Coultas
warned that ridership numbers looked too low and said he
was worried the port wouldn't be able to find enough operating money to keep the ferry afloat.