Candidates for the Seattle City Council districts two, three, and at-large positions will be attending a candidate forum on Saturday July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at the Eritrean Community Center. Members of the public are invited to the free forum to directly ask questions and voice concerns to the candidates.
The forum is hosted by the Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees & Communities of Color (CIRCC). CIRCC will post a recording of the forum online following the event. Lunch will be provided at the event.
District two and three encompass the east side of Seattle from the Lake Washington Canal to Beacon Ave. S. Find your district here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections/referenceresources/electionmaps/findmydistrict.aspx
The Eritrean Community Center is located at 12402 E. Spruce St., Seattle, WA 98122.
CIRCC plans to host follow-up meetings with candidates in order to “keep our representatives accountable to the people they serve — our community!” according to their press release for the forum. The previous forum hosted by CIRCC was on Oct. 14, 2014.
This is the first year city council members will be elected through districts. Council members elected by district will hold their position for four years, while at-large council members will hold their position for two years. In 2017, two at-large council members will be elected for four year terms. A measure to change the method of city council elections was passed by Seattle citizens in 2013.