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Ideas for Seattle

Seattle Skyline from jarnott at Flickr

It must be a lot of pressure to take the helm of one of the world’s smartest cities.

Car Free Days has high hopes that Mayor-Elect Mike McGinn will continue to listen to the citizens of Seattle while taking Seattle to the next level.

We have a feeling it’s going to be a little harder to connect with the citizens of Seattle as mayor than it was as candidate. As candidate he just had to listen. As mayor he has to listen, and then act in a way that pleases everyone. The pressure of trying to make everyone happy is enough to make a mayor wall themselves off behind grumpy power-broker staffers (Nichols) or crawl into a hole (Schell).

Still, being the optimists we are, we’re willing to look for positive signs that the new mayor will keep lines of communication open, such as his recent (and apparently ongoing) series of town hall forums. We’re also pretty stoked about the new Ideas for Seattle website. Continue reading

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Town Hall Events, Biking Mayor and Party for Val

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photo courtesy of Worldchanging

Worldchanging is hosting two events at Town Hall this Wednesday, November 11th  and Thursday, November 12 featuring Seattle’s own –Alex Steffen, executive director and co-founder of Worldchanging,  publisher of best selling tome on sustainability and internationally renowned speaker.

What’s not to like? Food and drinks provided by  Skillet, promises of live music, introduction by mayor-elect, Mike-likes-bikes, McGinn and a free glass of beer from Fremont Brewing Co. We’ll be there on Thursday – come on down and join us!

Click the event link to get the scoop and buy tickets Continue reading