Friday, January 29, 2010

Public Hearing Location Change

The Community Transit Board of Directors Public Hearing on proposed service and fare changes has been moved to a new location. The hearing will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.

The regular Board of Directors meeting will take place at that same time and location. The public hearing will be the first item on the agenda.

People who are transit-dependent can call (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for assistance with transportation options.

This change is being done to accommodate those wishing to testify before the board in a facility of adequate size.


  1. Is this change going to be put on the buses ASAP so people know about this? Not everybody has a computer or facebook!

  2. The comment below was posted on another thread on this blog -- the thread with over 40 comments. I thought it was a compelling comment, so I decided to copy/paste it here for greater viewing:

    Anonymous said...
    Just so everyone knows, the Planning and Development Director and his cohorts, who came up with this so-called 'Proposal' makes:

    Salary: $50.74 - $76.11 Hourly
    $4,059.23 - $6,088.77 Biweekly
    $8,795.00 - $13,192.33 Monthly
    $105,540.00 - $158,308.00 Annually

    The wages are posted on the website and public knowledge. Remember, everybody in Admin is keeping their job. There are quite a few salaries at this rate yet no furlough days, no pay cuts, no layoffs in Administrative Staff. But, they can't think of anything else to do but cut service and lay off the drivers? Thanks CT, looks like your earning every penny.

    January 31, 2010 7:18 PM

  3. The Community Transit Board meets the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m.

    The meeting usually takes place in the Community Transit Board Room. The reason this week’s meeting was changed is because the board room fits about 60 people max. We anticipate there will be more people than that who want to share their concerns about the proposed service change with the board, and people would not have been happy if they had to wait outside for their turn or could not hear what others were saying.

    There was a location change only because if the time or date had been changed it would have required a new legal notification process, and this would have delayed the hearing two weeks. A Rider Alert went out last Friday on all buses and DART vehicles telling people of the location change.

    Four of the five community meetings in January were scheduled at night specifically to allow people who worked during the day to attend. All comments that are received through the email, via snail mail or on comment cards are being compiled for every board member to review.

    Remember, the dialogue in this blog is for public discussion, but if you want your comment to make it to the Board, you need to submit it through one of the official channels. Use the email link above to submit official comments. Thanks!