lease write in support of S2361 (Senator Susan Moran’s bill):
“An Act relative to municipal equity in Steamship Authority operations”
Written testimony may be submitted by email to Kirsten.Centrella@mahouse.gov.
Please consider including one or more of the points below in your letter:
The SSA has become a destructive monopoly.
The SSA is destroying its mainland port towns.
Mainland port towns must have a voice.
Falmouth has no voice on the SSA Board (10% of the vote is not a voice in comparison with the 70% vote the two islands have).
Falmouth residents are disenfranchised from decision-making concerning the SSA’s impact on Falmouth.
The SSA has become a destructive organization for its mainland port towns.
The SSA’s freight monopoly has forced a zero-sum game on Falmouth.
Mainland port towns must have more of a home rule voice to remain healthy.
Again, the bill is here: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2361
The hearing is on July 28, 2-4PM. Signup to speak is here:
As speaking opportunities may be minimal, written testimony on the bill is likely the most significant contribution we can each make.
Written testimony may be submitted by email to Kirsten.Centrella@mahouse.gov
Please submit your letter by July 28.
Thank you for your support!
SMART explanation: How has SMART Citizens Task Force arrived at the truck count of “as many as 600 trucks a day” between Woods Hole and the Vineyard?