Seattle City Council elections are upon us, and some 45 candidates are running for seven district seats. Seattle Fair Growth has been asked how we can influence these elections. Our response is to circulate a set of questions that reflect our concern for balanced growth and a livable Seattle.
We urge you to attend some of the upcoming candidate forums, whether in person or by Zoom, and to contribute one or more questions when you have the opportunity. Several of our questions are meant to inform candidates about problems with existing programs, including the MHA, the MFTE and the new tree ordinance. We purposely didn’t oversimplify them to the point of generalizations.
We’re asking you to circulate these questions to your neighborhood council or community group. Please share them now. The first candidate forum that we know of is for District 5, Monday. June 5th at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Many others are scheduled. Many candidates are requesting Democracy Vouchers. You may wish to call or email them or meet them for coffee when they are most appreciative of your inputs.
With four of nine seats wide open, we have an opportunity to shape a more thoughtful City Council. Democracy is a participatory event!
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Seattle Fair Growth Questions for City Council Candidates 2023