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File #: 2016-0442    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/19/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14739
Title: A MOTION appointing Jan Stephens, who resides in council district eight, to a term of three years on the Vashon Island ferry advisory committee.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Appointments, Vashon
Attachments: 1. Motion 14739.pdf, 2. 2016-0440-0441-0442_SR_VashonFerryAdvComte.docx
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Drafter
Clerk 08/31/2016
Title
A MOTION appointing Jan Stephens, who resides in council district eight, to a term of three years on the Vashon Island ferry advisory committee.
Body
WHEREAS, RCW 47.60.310 provides for the appointment of ferry advisory committees to express to the management of Washington state ferries the views of local community groups regarding the service provided by the state ferry system and any problems being experienced within the area served by the ferry system, and
WHEREAS, RCW 47.60.310 provides for Vashon Island to have a ferry advisory committee consisting of three members appointed by the Vashon/Maury Island community council to serve staggered four-year terms, and
WHEREAS, RCW 47.60.310 provides that if the Vashon/Maury Island community council fails to appoint a qualified person to fill a vacancy on the Vashon ferry advisory committee within ninety days after the vacancy occurs, the legislative authority of King County, which is the King County council, shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy, and
WHEREAS, the Vashon/Maury Island community council is no longer operating and is listed in the Washington state records of nonprofit corporations as having been inactive since September 2013, and its records, if they still exist, cannot be located, and
WHEREAS, Jan Stephens lives in a home on Vashon Island that is about a nine-minute drive from the ferry terminal, has commuted from Vashon Island for thirty-seven years, and for more than five years has fought to maintain ferry service to Vashon Island, and
WHEREAS, Jan Stephens was appointed to the Vashon ferry advisory committee by the Vashon/Maury Island community council and believes that his appointment was more than four years ago, that his term expired more than ninety days ago, and that no one has been appointed to replace him, and
WHEREAS, in reference to the statutory requirement in RCW 47.60.310 that "not more than two members of any terminal-area commi...

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