Councilmember Mike O’Brien to discuss city budget at upcoming public meeting

Ballard’s City Councilmember Mike O’Brien will be hosting a public meeting this weekend to discuss city budget priorities. The meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 4pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave N).

“I hope that you can join me, my staff and residents of District 6 for a conversation between neighbors so that we can determine budget priorities together,” O’Brien says on his website.

“I will give a short presentation about the budget process, review the Mayor’s proposed budget, and share changes that I am considering. I then look forward to the opportunity to hear your input. If you are not able to attend, please call or email your suggestions or attend one of the public hearing opportunities at City Hall.”

If you want to brush up on the city’s current budget, click here.


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Hayduke
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Hayduke

If people get rowdy again, will Mike “call 911?”

Simon Says
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Simon Says

He calls his wife and she bring his balls.

What say ye about the fishermen!
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What say ye about the fishermen!

Are they fish balls?

Oliver Clothesoff
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Oliver Clothesoff

Her and Hillary have them in lock-boxes. Testicle lock-boxes that is. I wish I could give U 500 thumbs up!

Social Justice Cancer
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Social Justice Cancer

Typical passive aggressive O’Brien tactics:
“Hey come to the meeting in a couple days on a weekend I’m sure you didn’t already make plans. Love ya!”

Andrea
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Andrea

Funny, I usually hear people complain how they can’t attend weekday meetings because they have to work.

Where’s your priorities? If it’s that important for you to throw your rotten tomatoes at him maybe break your precious plans.

Social Justice Cancer
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Social Justice Cancer

More than 3 days notice would be professional. But in any case, it would be pointless to throw rotten tomatoes at a rotten egg.

What a maroon
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What a maroon

‘Nuff said. But I do appreciate his “Great White Hope” profile picture.

Woke William
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Woke William

Maybe he can tell us how much he loves the diversity of Phinney Ridge!

Homeless On the Range
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Homeless On the Range

In all seriousness, here’s a chance to hopefully get some questions asked. Find out what these ‘changes’ he speaks of are. For everyone here who beeotches about homeless people, here’s your chance to ask him how he feels the policies are working for Ballard and Greenwood.

Social Justice Cancer
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Social Justice Cancer

Dump the chump. And it isn’t the “homeless”, Genius; it’s the feral junkies who commit crimes with impunity and their enablers in City Hall. Conflating the poor with the thieving junkies is a simple-minded shaming tactic that completely misrepresents the real problem.

Homeless On the Range
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Homeless On the Range

“Junkies” are addicts who are often also homeless people due to their poor life choices, Genius. Not understanding the breadth and scope of the homeless problem – by assuming they’re all ‘poor, down on their luck’ people, is what’s gotten us into this compassion quagmire to begin with.

Skip
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Skip

He will not answer questions about the faux homeless.

MaggiePoppet
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MaggiePoppet

Same ol’ story. Pretend to have new ideas. Reject all ideas. Continue to do the same ol’
with a two bit smile and laying seed for a new sub group of homeless, namely people on a fixed income who can not afford the continuing increasing property taxes.

asking for a friend
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asking for a friend

He sounds terrible! What an incompetent! If he’s that awful I’d be to embarrassed to show my face EVER again if I lost an election to somebody this bad. If you lose to Mike O’Brien you must be pathetic. Imagine losing to him twice. Or THREE times! Ouch. Ouchy ouch! I’d crawl into a hole and never come out.

It was at least close, right? Tell me it was at least close.

Social Justice Cancer
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Social Justice Cancer

Probably about as much as it hurt to lose to Trump.

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True. Exactly the same. Trump won by, let’s see… 46.4 minus 48.5 equals… um… -2.1? He “won” by negative 2.1 points. Whatever that means. Maybe there’s some complicated explanation for the negative point spread. What matters is that it’s Just like O’Brien. Because um… 57.96 minus 22.32 is… 35.6 points? Do you get 35.6 over there? I get 35.6, which is a very very similar number to -2.1. Thanks for that insightful comparison between these two very similar elections.

Social Justice Cancer
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Social Justice Cancer

Huh, yeah looks like that one burns still and one could argue Trump, like O’Brien/Sawant et al was the result of a bunch of idiots as well. We’ll see how this all pans out nationally, but locally your boy has certainly been a complete and utter disaster for Seattle. Congrats.

You guys have been gunning for the Big Orange Idiot for years to no avail, so pardon my skepticism about any “solutions” to the junkie camper disaster the local Dems have to offer.

We Need A Sane Alternative
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We Need A Sane Alternative

Oh be quiet. He just owned you. Get over it and find a candidate to run against O’Brien. Or you do it.

Watchdog
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Watchdog

Seattle’s revenues in 2017 and 2018 were and will be the highest ever, both exceeding forecasts. O’Brien will explain why there’s a shortfall, why the overspending wasn’t irresponsible under these circumstances.
Or else he won’t.

Wanda Wildly
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Wanda Wildly

Tigers NEVER change their stripes. This guy is planning on using people more and more. In fact, he now simply uses the druggies and the tax payers as “natural resources”. 1 is used as an excuse to take from others. Now THIS is quite a scheme. Without this chaos WTF would he and many others have to do? 1 thing for sure is he and his pals would have less reason to raise taxes and pit people against others. I want all his supporters to proudly stick his sign in their front yards. I crossed him with a potato and got a Dictator!

Simon Says
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Simon Says

Will he listen to the concerns of people experiencing NIMBYism?

Truth
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Truth

I’m just here to watch our resident sockpuppet get triggered and have delusional conversations with himself.

*eats popcorn*

Dave
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Dave

lame memes

Butterface
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Butterface

Enjoy a nice soda pop along with that popcorn. Word is the City Council now has more money from the soda tax than they know what to do with, so they’re gonna blow it on junkies. Yep.

BAM
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BAM

What happened to Elenchos?

Butterface
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Butterface

Zhe’s on a tour of Oreo cookie factories with Lindy West, I heard.

fumanchu
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fumanchu

Checked herself into to a ‘facility’?
Or maybe just in a nice, secure self-administered pharmaceutical zone.

Buler
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Buler

Mike asked the two police officers that were there today to leave.

hayduke
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hayduke

I heard he wasn’t polite or respectful about it, either.

The New Narcissus
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The New Narcissus

He’s not polite or respectful to anyone who doesn’t adore him.

Ending Racism with Racism
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Ending Racism with Racism

Mike needs more “faces of color” behind him or he’ll be accused of white supremacy!