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Legislative Youth Advisory Council

May 21, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Legislative Youth Advisory Council

Washington’s Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) needs to fill 11 positions! Any Washington resident age 14 to 18 is eligible to apply. This is a competitive process and requires an application [go to this link!] that is due June 21st. If selected, council members will serve as a voice for the youth in our state. If you know a high school student who should apply, please share this opportunity. If you’re a high school student and love government, politics, or history, consider applying … Continue reading

Graduations, Negotiations, and Remembrances

May 21, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Graduations, Negotiations, and Remembrances

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After nearly three weeks in special session, our budget work continues. Meanwhile, our high school seniors are hoping to graduate soon, Governor Inslee has signed groundbreaking legislation, and Memorial Day will be a day to remember all those who fought for our rights and freedoms, especially the right to govern ourselves. Graduation season During the regular session I worked with colleagues across the aisle to create more pathways for students to earn credits toward both a … Continue reading

King County emergency radio network approved

April 30, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

This is so important for ensuring that our first responders and emergency managers are able to protect our people and communities. This levy helps us modernize King County’s emergency communications network and ensure interoperability with other local, state, and federal officials who need to coordinate responses to emergency situations. As I work with legislators from around our state and in the Pacific Northwest to support more resilient communities and economic infrastructure, I look forward to supporting King County’s efforts to … Continue reading

Seattle Waterfront Loop study funded in House Transportation plan

April 15, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Four bus routes in 36th District carrying nearly 11 million riders a year also included OLYMPIA – The House Transportation committee approved a revenue package last night that includes $500,000 for the Seattle Waterfront Loop Feasibility Study, a project championed by Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard). The waterfront loop study would finalize the design of a fully contiguous loop from Shilshole Bay Marina to West Seattle. “A vibrant waterfront is key to a growing economy and connecting communities in Seattle,” said … Continue reading

Every budget is about people

April 4, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Every budget is about people

Dear friends and neighbors, The House and Senate have now released their operating budget proposals for the 2015-17 biennium. As we move into the budget negotiations between the chambers, I want to share some of the highlights of a House budget that honors our promises to the people who are counting on us: the developmentally disabled and their caregivers, foster children, young students, single parents, seniors, veterans, and middle-class families. They are counting on us to approve a budget that … Continue reading

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JLOB 334 (360) 786-7860 Technology & Economic Development (Vice Chair)
PO Box 40600 1-800-562-6000 Higher Education
Olympia, WA 1-800-635-9993 (TTY) Rules
98504-0600 Email Gael Transportation

Seattle’s Working Waterfront

The city of Seattle cherishes its connections to the water – it’s all around us. The state legislature created a taskforce on maritime and manufacturing industries, which I co-chair.

This bipartisan, bicameral group is exploring what we need to do to hold onto the jobs and industrial lands for our maritime and fishing companies. Protecting our waterfront will provide our communities with sustainable fisheries, a healthy environment and future economic opportunities we can depend on.

This is why I love our working waterfront:

This segment shows the working waterfront and what it means for the future of our children and the many jobs that are part of maritime and manufacturing sectors:

Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing Taskforce covers several core sectors including fishing and seafood processing, ship and boat building, maritime logistics, military security and federal operations support, passenger water transportation and tourism.

This link includes information on the Taskforce, upcoming public meetings and work sessions and the Final Work Plan, which maps out the work of the Taskforce.

Below is also a list of Economic Impact Studies for an in-depth look at varying sectors in the Maritime Industry and their tremendous contributions to our state’s economy:
Port of Seattle
Port of Tacoma
WA State Maritime Cluster Impact Study
City of Seattle Maritime Cluster
Commercial Fishing Industry

Additional Resources on the Working Waterfront and Maritime & Manufacturing Industries:
National Working Waterfront Network
Sea Grant Washington
Department of Commerce Maritime Industry