Last month we wrote that 36th District Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson was planning to file a bill to legalize marijuana. Earlier today, Rep. Dickerson along with five other state representatives pre-filed HB 2401 for the 2010 Legislative session which begins on January 11th. Next week the 36th District delegation will hold a holiday open house […]
We recently sat down with 36th District Representative Mary Lou Dickerson to talk about what she’s working on for the upcoming legislative session, which convenes on January 11, 2010. One bill she’s looking to sponsor is one which would legalize marijuana. Below are her words: “We have spent a fortune investigating and incarcerating people for […]
Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn will host a Town Hall meeting tonight in Ballard. “We know a lot of Seattle voters are undecided and want more information before making their choice,” said McGinn. “Seattleites take voting seriously. We want to give everyone the ability to directly ask questions and this is an opportunity to do just […]
Updated: We recently asked My Ballard readers what questions you’d ask the mayoral candidates for the KING 5 and Seattle Times debate. We recorded three questions on camera, and tonight they aired one of them: “There have been a number of bicycle accidents along the unfinished portion of the Burke-Gilman trail, commonly referred to as […]
Every year the Sunset Hill Community Association hosts a forum to give residents a chance to hear from political candidates running for office. This year, The Sunset Hill Candidates forum scheduled for October 28th has been cancelled. The event planners made this decision after two candidates weren’t able to commit to the forum.
Four candidates vying for two non-partisan positions of Port Commissioner spoke to a few dozen citizens last night during a candidate forum. (Left to right: Kenyon Foxworthy in for Max Vekich, David Doud, Tom Albro and Rob Holland). The discussion centered around cruise ships at Pier 91, the viaduct and its proposed deep-bore tunnel replacement […]
The Mayoral candidates and City Council candidates came together last night for a community forum, held in the Ballard High School auditorium. Put on by the Ballard and Magnolia/Queen Anne District Councils, community members were invited to ask the candidates questions about their policies and future plans. Moderated by Seattle Channel’s C.R. Douglas, the forum was comprised of questions submitted beforehand by the community, audience queries and a series of “lightening rounds,” where candidates held up one of three cards: “Yes,” “No,” and “Waffle” (Literally. The card showed a picture of waffles).
First up were the eight City Council candidates. Beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m., each candidate was given one minute to summarize why they wanted the position. Some topics of particular interest included the Viaduct construction, the proposed tunnel, and whether or not these projects should come before or after critical and much-needed maintenance of other citywide infrastructure, such as the Magnolia Bridge.
The candidates also discussed a recent statistic stating that violent crime in Seattle went up 22 percent in the first six months of the year, debating over how the city should expand it’s law enforcement programs – if and how the numbers should be increased, if the city should revamp the way it utilizing its officers, and whether money should be taken from other programs to fund an increase in law enforcement.
Reminder: Tonight is the Seattle City Council and Mayoral candidate community forum, where candidates will discuss issues relevant to the neighborhood, including access and cost for the SR-99 corridor and tunnel, crime and other public safety concerns, the future of industrial lands and the maritime industry, as well as controls on the rate of growth […]
If politics is your thing, State Representative Reuven Carlyle is looking for a new legislative aide. The 36th District Rep posted on his blog that he’s looking for someone with “passion, spirit, energy and drive” to join the district upon the departure of his current aide. Rep. Carlyle says the job is “fun, interesting, engaging, […]
Two-term Mayor Greg Nickels conceded this morning after trailing Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan since the primary election on Tuesday. Although King County still has around 30,000 ballots left to count, the mayor was in third place trailing leader McGinn by 1,170 votes after Thursday’s count. “I think the people of Seattle decided it was […]
Thursday morning, 36th District Rep. Reuven Carlyle wants to hear what’s important to you. “I’m making an effort to reach out to the 130,000 people of our community to discuss issues, ideas, concerns and problems that need attention,” he tells us. Hot-button topics such as the budget, the deep-bore tunnel, education, Metro funding, jobs, health […]
Last night at Our Redeemer’s Church here in Ballard, the 36th District Democrats gathered to make their endorsements for the August 18th primary. The general membership meeting voted to endorse Larry Phillips for King County Executive, and they offered a dual endorsement of Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan for Seattle Mayor. For city council, they […]