UPDATE: Councilmember Herbold’s first office-hours day ‘in the district’

(WSB photo)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 4 PM: What’s happening right now at the Southwest Neighborhood Service Center is part of what was supposed to happen when the Seattle City Council changed to seven district-elected members and two at-large (citywide-elected) members – more local presence. District 1 (West Seattle/South Park) City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is in the middle of her first office-hours day “in the district,” which started at noon and continues until 7 pm. She already had had five visitors when we stopped by in the second hour, and then a TV crew recorded a short interview before we took our pic and cleared out, making way for two more waiting constituents. Herbold, a Highland Park resident elected last November, says she expects to rotate between West Seattle and South Park locations for future office-hours days. But three hours remain today – no advance appointment needed – just stop by the SWNSC, which is in the same building as Southwest Pool and SW Teen Life Center, at 2801 SW Thistle, near the street-level front door.

ADDED 8:25 PM: Councilmember Herbold just posted a wrapup, including: “24 people came to meet with me during my first District 1 office hours! Issues ranged from Secure Scheduling to the 35th SW Road Rechannelization to homelessness to Pronto to property taxes to ArtsWest, to public safety, to shore power at Terminal 5, to pedestrian safety to senior employment services to drainage issues. Over the entire 7 hours there wasn’t more than 5 minutes when there wasn’t someone waiting to talk with me.”

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Councilmember Herbold's first office-hours day 'in the district'"

  • captainDave March 4, 2016 (5:31 pm)

    Bravo.  This is the kind of accessible representation Seattle has been needing for a long time!

  • NW March 4, 2016 (5:37 pm)

    Great job Lisa think as for taking action like this and being available for the public! 

  • tm7302 March 4, 2016 (5:44 pm)

    Action speaks louder than words.   Time to kick Pronto to the curb.

  • M March 4, 2016 (5:56 pm)

    Good for her. Great idea. Although I didn’t vote of her, doing stuff like this means a lot. 

  • thee March 4, 2016 (11:02 pm)

    didn’t hear about this one. when the next? 

    • WSB March 4, 2016 (11:31 pm)

      I don’t believe they’ve announced the date yet. When they do, as with this one, we’ll publish an announcement, and it’ll be in our calendar. You can also sign up for her mailing list – should be a link at http://herbold.seattle.gov.

  • Bacon March 5, 2016 (11:08 am)

    I didn’t vote for her but appreciate this and her stance on Pronto bike program. 

  • Disgruntled in Seaview March 5, 2016 (12:49 pm)

    Bravo CM Herbold, sorry I could not stop in this time. Thank you for your brave and sensible stance on Pronto bike share. I hope that you are following your constituent’s comments on Mayor Murray’s housing levy as recorded on these pages. 

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