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Urbanist Monthly Meetup with Claudia Balducci
February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST
This month we are excited to be joined by King County Council Member Claudia Balducci She represents King County District 6, which encompasses all or part of Bellevue, Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Woodinville and Yarrow Point, Beaux Arts Village and the Sammamish Valley. Claudia first became active in politics when she joined her neighbors to advocate for the revitalization of her local shopping center in the Lake Hills community in Bellevue. She was later elected to the City Council where she served for 12 years, including two years as Deputy Mayor and two years as Mayor.
As an elected official, Claudia has championed transportation solutions to benefit all eastsiders, including improvements to major freeways, like SR 520 and I-405, as well as local arterial projects and improved bike lanes and roadways in Bellevue. She fought for several years to ensure regional light rail would come to the eastside. She currently serves on the Sound Transit Board of Directors and the Executive Board for the four-county Puget Sound Regional Council. In 2016, Claudia was recognized as a “Transit Hero” to the Transportation Choices Coalition’s Hall of Fame for her tireless work to provide safe, reliable and equitable transit service throughout King County and beyond. She will be talking about her experience in public service, her work on the council, and her vision for our region.
This monthly social event is free, all ages, and open to everyone. Come by if you want to meet other people who care about our city, network, or hear from an inspirational speaker at a local establishment. You can find us in the lower room, and our guest speaker starts at 6:30pm.
We will be at the Panama Hotel Coffee and Tea House in the Chinatown/International District again. They have coffee, tea, beer and wine, and food available. They are also a cool independent cafe in a wonderful historic building in one of Seattle’s great urban neighborhoods. We hope you can join us! RSVP here.