John Whetten, our Lopez representative on the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee posted the following message on Lopez Rocks and has given me permission to repost it here. Please respond with your ideas/comments and please plan to attend one of the WSF Community Meetings scheduled for June 7. The first meeting is on the inter-island ferry from 11:35 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The second meeting is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Friday Harbor at the County Council Chambers at 55 Second Street. The latter meeting will also be video-conferenced into the meeting room at the Lopez Library.
Washington State Ferries has announced that vehicle ferry reservations will be implemented between the islands and Anacortes. Much planning has already been done without input from our island communities. Now is the chance to get involved! David Moseley, head of WSF, and his staff will host two meetings on June 7–one aboard the interisland ferry and the other in Friday Harbor (see Lopez Rocks Calendar for details). This is your opportunity to hear what is planned and to ask questions. Do you want reservations? What issues do you see in implementing reservations? Is there a downside to reservations? Do you think the cost of implementing reservations will be worth the benefit? And, who should pay that cost? Please attend one of these meetings, hear what is planned, and share your views. This is an important issue that needs your input and attention.
Ferry Advisory Committee, Lopez representative