As mentioned previously, although we attended an earlier ferry-sponsored meeting that day, Adrienne and I were not able to attend the evening meeting hosted by WSF last Thursday. We will be posting the minutes from the meeting we did attend as soon as they are available, but in the meantime, I asked for input from anyone who was able to attend that later meeting. Barb Fulton from Lopez responded with the following quick summary.
If anyone else would like to add anything, please respond to this comment. Thanks!
“I went to the ferry presentation at the Lopez library last night. Other attendees were: Linda Noreen, Mac Langford, Dan Post, Tom Cowan, Bev Zapalac and myself, Barb Fulton.
I went mainly because I’m worried about the ferry reservation coming to the SJ. They said, this would not happen without lots of community meetings. I don’t know anyone who wants the reservation system to go through.
Other topics mentioned included staffing issues, switching fuel to liquid nitrogen gas for the ferries, and tariffs.
The only Orcas attendees were Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who arrived late.”
I know we’re really focused on the proposed vehicle reservation system at this moment, but the other topics Barb mentions are also very important and we need to be careful not to let them fall by the wayside!