Something to say to Mayor McGinn? Save the date: June 23rd

Tentative plans for a West Seattle Town Hall meeting with Mayor McGinn have come up at various community meetings – but just now, we heard the first announcement of a date: Steve Louie from the Department of Neighborhoods dropped by the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council to suggest you save the date, June 23, for a mayoral town hall at Hiawatha Community Center. More details to come.

22 Replies to "Something to say to Mayor McGinn? Save the date: June 23rd"

  • Recall McGinn May 17, 2011 (8:14 pm)

    Where do I start?

    First, I would like an explanation why he is hiring unqualified people for newly created positions in a hiring freeze.

    Then, I would like to ask why he is spending more time on his personal agenda instead of moving our city forward.

    I will think of more.

  • Magpie May 17, 2011 (8:15 pm)

    I wonder what the point is. It’s not like he’s going to listen anyway…

  • Tracy White May 17, 2011 (8:52 pm)

    “I drove here in my car.”

  • rockyraccoon May 17, 2011 (9:01 pm)

    “If you’re an avid bicyclist I’m Sophia Loren.

  • DP May 17, 2011 (9:09 pm)

    I wonder what the point is. It’s not like he’s going to listen anyway…

    He’s not there to listen, Magpie.
    He’s there to talk.
    He talks. You listen. Got it?

  • OP May 17, 2011 (9:46 pm)

    “…Hey, someone just stole your wife’s bike…”

  • kate May 17, 2011 (9:53 pm)

    Why do people give the mayor such a hard time about biking? I don’t get it. What’s the big deal? Lots of people seem to know a lot about his biking habits.

  • wheretostart May 17, 2011 (10:08 pm)

    He’s given a hard time about biking because there are more serious issues to deal with than transforming our streets into bike superhighways. His recent hire says it all.

    I think there are some serious issues with this mayor. He is doing whatever the hell he wants – none of which I feel really benefit all the citizens – and telling the rest to eat hay. He appears to me to definitely have an agenda and its his way or the highway if not. I don’t find him at all suited for the job and I can’t wait to vote him out.

    Good comments, glad I’m not alone with my disdain for this mayor.

  • JN May 17, 2011 (11:34 pm)

    Bike superhighways? Seriously? I must be blind, because I have seen VERY little work done for bicycle infrastructure compared to work done specifically for cars.

  • redblack May 18, 2011 (6:03 am)

    we’ll see if you good people can or will put your money where your mouths are.
    see you at the meeting.

  • kate May 18, 2011 (8:45 am)

    Thanks, Wheretostart, for the explanation. I still don’t understand the critical comments regarding his personal biking habits. I guess this is why I stay out of politics; always hard for me to sort through politicians personal decisions and professional actions.

  • Thistle May 18, 2011 (9:27 am)

    I really try not to look at the negative side of things but honestly, I attended the last town hall held at the Youngstown Art Center and was really underwhelmed. Every single issue that was brought forward (the reduction of parking on Avalon, the golf course, transportation issues, crime issues, etc…) received a blank look and an “I am not up to date enough to speak to that” type comment. I get that he is the mayor of an entire city and that West Seattle is only one of many neighborhoods with pressing issues, but seriously, I knew more about the topics being raised from taking 10 minutes to read this blog then OUR OWN CITY MAYOR. Knowing that he had a scheduled meeting you would think that the mayor or one of his staff could have taken even a few minutes to update themselves on a few big talking points before hand. The meeting reeked of a PR stunt and nothing more.

  • stuckinconstructionzone May 18, 2011 (10:14 am)

    When we will find a mayor that quits calling themselves and trying to convince us all that they are “green” and “progressive” instead of just being that? At least one of those??
    Actions speak louder than……

  • austin May 18, 2011 (11:29 am)

    I’m pretty sure nobody really has anything to say beyond childish namecalling and anonymous sour-grape complaints via the internet.

  • Not_So_New_Now May 18, 2011 (11:38 am)

    I did not vote for him but obviously, someone did. It isn’t new info that he isn’t qualified or that he has a very specific agenda. The same people that voted for him are also the people that voted down any new taxes (specifically a minimal state income tax) and expected business to continue as usual. Was the money going to fall out of the sky? No…we’ll end up with 12% sales taxes instead along with a mayor who has to know he is in completely over his head and hopes Seattle does the Seattle thing. NOTHING.

  • Magpie May 18, 2011 (2:26 pm)

    I have been very involved over the years in local political campaigns and keep abreast of what is going on in my city. That said, I honestly feel that a good mayor takes in to account the needs of all the people he is supposed to be leading. Since his approval rating is in the 20’s, it seems to me that isn’t the case. I think that means that there are approximately 72 out of 100 that think he is not doing a good job of representing them.
    Name calling and sour grapes aside.. Unfortunately, I will be out of town and won’t be able to attend the meeting.

  • Joseph May 18, 2011 (5:33 pm)

    When are we going to start the recall on this sorry excuse for a mayor?

  • ws May 18, 2011 (8:01 pm)

    and how do we go about starting a recall? i would like to get the ball rolling- it cannot happen soon enough

  • redblack May 19, 2011 (6:14 am)

    not so new now: i voted for mcginn, and i voted for I-1098; the income tax actually won in seattle, but it was a statewide initiative. so your entire premise is wrong.

  • Denise May 19, 2011 (10:31 am)

    For those wanting to join a recall McGinn movement, there is a Facebook group page on this very subject:

  • Recall McGinn May 19, 2011 (6:53 pm)

  • redblack May 19, 2011 (8:23 pm)

    heh. the “recall mcginn” movement is less than underwhelming.
    good luck.

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