IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY AT THE CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES’ FORUM MARCH 21
The American Legion Hall, Pershing Hall, was filled with constituents who wanted to hear from D1 Candidates on the issues, which ranged from Safe Injection Sites to improving access to City Councilmembers. Panel members responded to a combination of questions generated by presenting organization Speak Out Seattle and those provided by the community.
“I was very excited to participate in the Candidates’ Forum and talk with constituents at the end to answer questions and share more information regarding my positions on issues being discussed. Attendees expressed their frustrations and reiterated the need for change at City Hall.” – Phil Tavel.
Visit the West Seattle Blog for a video of the Forum and highlights of top issues and Candidates’ answers. Questions were also drawn from other news sources, including the System Failure Report by Scott Lindsay, a former Public Safety Adviser to Mayor Murray. KOMO’s report, Seattle Is Dying, was also discussed. The West Seattle Blog posted several excerpts on their site, including:
“The forum only got ugly at one point, when Lewis asked a “lightning question” about rating the council’s performance in the past 2 years, and Herbold was jeered as she prefaced her answer (B-) with a defense of the council’s role as legislators, not implementers.” (Others’ grades – Tavel, D-; Willoughby, C; Greene, F; Kolding was skipped over.)
Thanks to Speak Out Seattle for organizing the event and the American Legion Hall for providing the venue.
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