A little more difficult to pin down details with many city employees on furlough today but we’ve learned that Mayor Mike McGinn will be taking some time away from the city’s Viaduct replacement battles and budget cuts for a Broadway walking tour and community Q&A at Elliott Bay Books this Saturday starting at 10 AM. We just don’t know where the tour starts. Yet.
Below is the announcement from neighborhood district coordinator Thomas Whittemore. He’s out on a furlough day as part of the 2010 budget cutbacks and, you might recall, is facing the prospect of seeing his position with the Department of Neighborhoods eliminated as part of the 2011 cutbacks. We’ll update when we know more about the event and, especially, where the walking tour starts.
Mayor’s Walk on Broadway
Walk Down Broadway on Saturday, October 16th from 10-11 a.m., with several prearranged stops.
Q&A Session at Elliott Bay Book Co. from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Please join the Mayor for the Q&A if you are able!
For more information, contact Thomas Whittemore, East District Neighborhood District Coordinator,
In the meantime, central Seattle doesn’t have a public hearing on the 2011 budget scheduled until the big one at City Hall in late October. On Wednesday night, however, ambitious types might consider a roadtrip to South Seattle Community College to put their comments into the public conversation — and maybe get a little media face time. There’s also this Ideascale online feedback opportunity. We’ll have more on that later this week.
Wednesday, October 13
The Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Avenue SW, 98106
5 p.m. Sign-in
5:30 p.m. Public Hearing
Click for driving directions or bus service to this location. Free, accessible parking is available in the South or General Parking lots.