Legislators Support Ferry Advisory Committees

Ten legislators, including four from Kitsap County, sent a letter Thursday asking that ferry advisory committees be removed from the list of boards that the governor wants to cut. The letter went to Rep. Larry Springer, prime sponsor of the bill that would cut the committees (HB 2087). Reps. Christine Rolfes, Sherry Appleton, Larry Seaquist and Jan Angel were among those who signed it.

There needs to be more oversight of the ferries from the public, not less, they said. The ferry advisory committees are an indispensable means for them to hear from their ferry-riding constituents. Whatever small efficiencies that can be gained from getting rid of them is not worth the loss, they said.