At a tonight, March 5, the Gig Harbor City Council will decide whether to continue State support for the . Additional cost to city offers to do so: $638,339. This additional project cost is less than the $800,000 previously reported.
The developer who had promised to support the project had not signed an agreement to do so at the time of Council packet preparation for the special meeting.
The applied for these grant funds for this project in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012. Ultimately, the grant of $2.5 million was awarded to the City based on the shovel-ready status of the project, a criterion that does not normally, in-and-of-itself, win support for such a project.
No public testimony will be taken at this meeting.