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City Council candidate at Maple Leaf Grill tonight

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

With June just (egads) a day away, election season is right around the corner.

Already, a number of candidates have joined the race for the Seattle City Council, and one of them is bringing his message to Maple Leaf tonight.

From 7:30-9 p.m., Position 3 candidate Brad Meacham will be available to discuss and answer questions at Maple Leaf Grill, 8929 Roosevelt Way N.E.

Meacham is running against incumbent Bruce Harrell, who has been in office since 2007.

However, if you can’t make tonight’s meeting, remember that the Maple Leaf Community Council is gathering questions for Seattle City Council candidates that it is asking them to answer by the Fourth of July. The community council expects to have the answers from each of the city candidates posted on its website and available to discuss by the Maple Leaf Ice Cream Summer Social, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 27.

A couple of sample questions provided by David Miller, a member of the community council’s executive board:

  • Do you support building sidewalks where residents request them? If not explain why. If yes, please provide specifics on how you’d accomplish building more sidewalks in our neighborhood.
  • Maple Leaf is located between two future light rail stations. Do you support changing our current single-family zoning to allow for larger buildings and higher density in the Maple Leaf neighborhood?

To submit your own questions, email Miller at