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Video of local candidates forum now online

June 5th, 2015 by Mike

Update June 6: Erica C. Barnett has reported on the forum. In which she calls out sidewalk funding, “also known as The Most Important Issue Facing North Seattle Ever.”

More than 70 people attended Wednesday’s candidate forum sponsored by the Maple Leaf Community Council.

The council has now posted video of the event. Other photos are on the council’s Facebook page.

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23 City Council candidates invited to Maple Leaf forum

May 26th, 2015 by Mike

Update May 26 with this link from coverage of the last District 5 candidate forum.

This email arrived this morning from the Maple Leaf Community Council:

We have invited candidates for District 4, District 5, Position 8, and Position 9 — some 23 candidates in all — to attend our June 3 Candidate Forum. This will be Maple Leafers’ best chance to hear directly from candidates before ballots arrive in July.

Because of the huge number of candidates, we are deviating from our normal routine of having community members ask questions of the candidates directly. Instead, we are asking you to send your questions to us in advance. Our moderator will then ask as many of them as time will allow..

As a reminder, Maple Leaf’s candidate forums not only help you be a better voter, they help Maple Leaf. When we have a great turnout, candidates remember this. It makes the job of your Executive Board much easier down the road.

So we hope to see a great turnout on June 3rd.

The forum is from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School.

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Candidates and issues here on Wednesday night

October 13th, 2014 by Mike

A long list of politicians and issue advocates are invited to the Candidates & Issues Forum this Wednesday evening.

You’re invited, too.

Details are in this quarter’s Maple Leaf Community Council newsletter, which should have arrived at your house in the last week. The council sponsors the forum, which runs from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St.

This is a really important meeting for our community. If we have 100 people there, it boosts our credibility when we go to elected officials and ask for their help.

Ballots should begin arriving in the mail on Oct. 17th.

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UPDATE: the forum is on. Don't forget tonight's Maple Leaf council election forum

October 17th, 2012 by Mike

A reminder that the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Candidates and Issues election forum is tonight.

The forum runs from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St. Past forums have drawn from 30-150 neighbors. Free child care is provided on site by Camp Fire.

According to an email from the council, attendees include:

Gerry Pollet – 46th House Seat 1

Sylvester Cann – 46th House Seat 1

Sarajane Siegfriedt – 46th House Seat 2

Jessyn Farrell – 46th House Seat 2

Seattle Seawall Levy – YES

Seattle Seawall Levy – NO

R-74 – Marriage Equality – YES

R-74 – Marriage Equality – NO

I-502 (Marijuana) – YES

I-502 (Marijuana) – NO

I-1240 Charter Schools – YES

I-1240 Charter Schools – NO

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UPDATE: the forum is on. Don’t forget tonight’s Maple Leaf council election forum

October 17th, 2012 by Mike

A reminder that the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Candidates and Issues election forum is tonight.

The forum runs from 7-9 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St. Past forums have drawn from 30-150 neighbors. Free child care is provided on site by Camp Fire.

According to an email from the council, attendees include:

Gerry Pollet – 46th House Seat 1

Sylvester Cann – 46th House Seat 1

Sarajane Siegfriedt – 46th House Seat 2

Jessyn Farrell – 46th House Seat 2

Seattle Seawall Levy – YES

Seattle Seawall Levy – NO

R-74 – Marriage Equality – YES

R-74 – Marriage Equality – NO

I-502 (Marijuana) – YES

I-502 (Marijuana) – NO

I-1240 Charter Schools – YES

I-1240 Charter Schools – NO

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