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March 22, 9:00 AM click here to comment > 0

The Reader – Tonight’s town hall

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Town hall at Garfield Community Center tonight
Please join Mayor Mike McGinn and representatives from City departments for a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at the Garfield Community Center gym, located at 2323 East Cherry Street. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., City departments and community groups, including the mayor’s Service Plan partners, will have information tables and volunteer opportunities. A quick performance by a youth group will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. Then, an open discussion with the mayor will start and go until 8 p.m.


City Council supports Families and Education Levy renewal
Yesterday afternoon the City Council gave their initial approval to the proposed renewal of the Families and Education Levy. The Special Committee on Educational Achievement for Seattle Schoolchildren, composed of all nine Councilmembers, unanimously approved the $231 million proposal, indicating their strong support for the Levy and its goal of ensuring all students in Seattle will graduate from high school ready for college or a career. The Council will vote on March 28 whether to place the Levy renewal on the November ballot. Read more about the Families and Education Levy here.


Upcoming Events (for more see http://seattle.gov/Engage/access.htm):

March 22: Town Hall with Mayor McGinn, Garfield Community Center Gym, 2323 E Cherry St, 5:30 p.m.

March 24: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) emergency planning class, Rainier Beach Branch Library, 9125 Rainier Ave S., 6:30 p.m.

April 3: Downtown Volunteer Fair, Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, 1902 2nd Ave., noon.


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Seattle’s Yesler Terrace faces the future

The sane person’s guide to bringing kids on public transit

Site to connect those with garden space to those who want to grow sprouted on Hill


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