The Urbanist is co-sponsoring a candidate forum later this month with groups like Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Puget Sound Sage, Feet First, and Seattle For Everyone. The forum will focus on transportation and housing issues that are especially relevant in fast-growing city like Seattle. The candidate forum will feature a slate of candidates running for Mayor of Seattle and City Council District 8 with journalist Erica Barnett asking the tough questions.

A Monday press release from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways frames the candidate forum’s purpose well:

Seattle is the fastest growing city in the nation, presenting both opportunities and challenges. How will Seattle’s next mayor and city councilmember from District 8 lead Seattle through this time of growth and change? How will they solve our transportation and housing challenges as we experience rapid growth? How do they see transportation, land use, and housing as being connected? How will our new leaders ensure all Seattleites have the ability to walk, bike, and take transit to where they need to go? What strategies will they implement to make living in Seattle’s beloved neighborhoods affordable to all? What does equity mean in the context of transportation and land use decision-making

The candidate forum will be at Impact Hub in Pioneer Square on the evening of Thursday, June 22nd.

Candidate forum co-sponsors.
Candidate forum co-sponsors.

Event Details

When: Thursday, June 22nd
Where: Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.