Thank you for your interest in the Port of Tacoma. Your request has been assigned tracking number 19-9. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence related to your request.
Our office has reviewed the request and we understand you are requesting copies of lease or other agreements between ILWU 22 and the Port of Tacoma for rental space including construction costs and market rates for any leased property. If we are not correct in our understanding of your request, please contact us immediately with clarification. If we have not heard back from you within 30 days we will produce records according to our understanding stated here.
The Port of Tacoma has determined that there may be responsive records to your request, for which third parties may be affected or have an interest in their disclosure. The purpose of the Public Records Act (PRA) is “to allow public scrutiny of government,” not third parties. Tacoma Public Library v. Woessner, 90 Wn. App. 205, 218 (1998). When a requester seeks records that contain information about third parties, the PRA allows the public agency the option of notifying persons named in the record or to whom a record specifically pertains, that release of a record has been requested. (See RCW 42.56.540.) Pursuant to this provision of state law, please know that the Port of Tacoma will be notifying certain affected parties about the requested records. A copy
To allow time for the option for these third parties to respond, please know that the Port of Tacoma will respond to your records request on February 21, 2019 unless (1) we are notified that an actual Court order was issued which blocks disclosure of any responsive records; or (2) you have expressly agreed to an additional delay or (3) unforeseen circumstances justify further delay, in which case the Port of Tacoma will notify you of any new expected response date via an extension letter of explanation.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this request.
January 31, 2019, 3:40pm
Juliet Campbell, Commission Records Specialist (Staff)