Diminishing tree canopy in the city

Seattle Candidate Forum

Where do Seattle Mayoral and Council candidates stand on the issues?

Come to the Seattle Candidate Forum Tuesday evening, October 3rd, to hear what Seattle’s candidates have to say about issues concerning land use, livability, open space, and protecting/expanding our city’s tree canopy and urban forest. It is your opportunity to be informed when you go to the polls in November and make your vote count. Learn more…

When & Where:

Tuesday Oct 3, 2017
7 – 9:30 pm
The Pocock Rowing Center
3320 Fuhrman Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

Parking:
(Location is near SW corner of the University Bridge;
Park on the street or in the parking lot spaces designated for Pocock Rowing Center). Parking space is limited so we would encourage car pooling, or public transit if possible.

Candidates in attendance: Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Council Positions 8 and 9, Seattle City Attorney, and Port of Seattle Commission seats.

Agenda:
7:00
Introductions and announcements
7:05 Candidates for Port of Seattle Commission
7:30 Candidates for Seattle Mayor: Jenny Durkan vs. Cary Moon
8:15 Candidates for Seattle City Council position #8: Jon Grant vs. Teresa Mosqueda;
and position #9: M. Lorena González vs. Pat Murakami;
8:40 Candidates for Seattle City Attorney; Pete Holmes vs. Scott Lindsay

Hosted by The Eastlake Community Council and TreePAC

Sponsors

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest
Plant Amnesty
Portage Bay/Roanoke Park Community Council
Seattle Audubon
Seattle Green Spaces Coalition
Seattle Nature Alliance
Thornton Creek Alliance

Relevant Read

TreePac is a political action committee, whose mission “to influence the government to protect, maintain and increase the urban forest”, was very active during the 2015 city council elections in trying to assure candidates were aware of the need to preserve greenspace in the city amidst all the development. Founder Cass Turnbull (1951-2017), wrote a wonderful essay, ‘No Place for Old Trees‘ which we posted on our blog in 2016. It’s definitely worth another read before you attend.

2 thoughts on “Seattle Candidate Forum

  1. I will do my best to attend. I hope you have taken additional steps to publicize this.
    If for any reason I can’t attend, I hope you will email us a summary of the various candidates’ stands on these issues. We need plain talk, not b.s. politi-speak.

    1. All the sponsors are doing their best to publicize the forum. I think TreePac is planning to post a summary of the event. Thanks for your interest. We hope to see you there.

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