Port will settle lawsuits with open government advocate

The Port of Olympia commission voted Monday night to move forward with a final settlement agreement covering three lawsuits, two of which were filed against the port nearly eight years ago.

The lawsuits were filed by Arthur West of Olympia, an open government advocate who sued the port twice in 2007 and once in 2012, according to port data.

Commissioner Sue Gunn was absent Monday, so commissioners Bill McGregor and George Barner approved a plan to have executive director Ed Galligan “execute a final settlement agreement consistent with terms previously discussed in executive sessions.” Continue>>>