Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Agency Seeks Outside Legal Advice on Ethics Flap

Tay Yoshitani
Commissioners for the Port of Seattle voted on September 11, 2012 to hire an outside attorney to investigate whether Port CEO Tay Yoshitani's decision to join the board of Expeditors International in addition to his Port job constitutes a conflict of interest.

Since the decision was announced that he would join the board, there has been a significant amount of concern and opposition expressed about a conflict or appearance of a conflict of interest.

The outside attorney will report back to the Port Commission by October 23, 2012.

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