LAST CALL: Got a West Seattle-specific question for Saturday’s mayoral-candidates forum?

checkbox.jpgThree days until the WSB/West Seattle Junction Association forum with nine of the 15 candidates for Seattle mayor. It’s happening Saturday (July 10th) at noon, an in-person event at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon). Questions will be asked by your WSB co-publishers, and this is your last call to suggest one. Thanks to everyone who’s made suggestions already – we want to stress that the focus here is West Seattle issues; certainly the city’s biggest overall issues affect the peninsula too, but the candidates have had dozens of chances already to answer general questions, and this is the first chance to run everything through a WS-specific lens. Email questions to As for seeing and hearing the candidates’ answers, the forum will be streamed on multiple channels, including here on WSB and WSJA’s social-media channels. About 20 seats are available for vaccinated attendees, first-come first-served – doors will open at 11:30 am and close around 11:50.

12 Replies to "LAST CALL: Got a West Seattle-specific question for Saturday's mayoral-candidates forum?"

  • Alki joy July 8, 2021 (8:58 am)

    Can you advise on which channels this will be streamed? I am low tech and would like to view it from my TV.

    • WSB July 8, 2021 (11:11 am)

      Does your TV have internet capability? By “channels” I don’t mean conventional TV – that word has taken on a broader meaning in the video-everywhere age – it’ll be viewable live on:
      WSB home page
      WSB YouTube channel
      West Seattle Junction Association YouTube, Instagram, Facebook channels/feeds
      And we’ll publish the recorded video here later along with a recap, too.

  • Aaron Silverstein July 8, 2021 (9:15 am)

    Will West Seattle ever get some low income housing…and better bathrooms…at the junction bus plaza…

  • Sandra L. Adams July 8, 2021 (9:57 am)

    Please list the participating candidates again…

    • WSB July 8, 2021 (10:47 am)

      Those who accepted the invitation in June:

      • Sandra L. Adams July 8, 2021 (1:08 pm)

        Lance Randall says he has been confirmed as a participant…true?

        • WSB July 8, 2021 (1:15 pm)

          I answered your other question regarding him an hour-plus ago. The WSJA handled logistics and he had not responded to the multiple earlier invitations by the deadline in June, but apparently has just responded. So we have 10.

  • HearMeNow? July 8, 2021 (11:16 am)

    –  How to address Speeding on Admiral (west of CA) and California North of Admiral-  I’m sure all the law/quality of life enforcement issues on Alki has been addressed-  Water shuttle to climate pledge arena (perhaps using one of the piers close to Seattle Center)?-  Can we have mental health foot patrols in admiral and alaska junction?-  Can we defer ALL non-critical road improvements on West Marginal that don’t improve car throughput until after bridge reopens?- Is there a way the city can sponsor or force a satellite emergency medical center in WS?

    • reed July 8, 2021 (1:24 pm)

       “Can we defer ALL non-critical road improvements on West Marginal that don’t improve car throughput until after bridge reopens?”No. The west marginal non-car improvements are needed, and I’d be willing to bet they get started well before the incoming mayor can do anything about it.

  • namercury July 8, 2021 (6:06 pm)

    Why is it necessary to impose “Back In Only” parking at Alki viewpoint? This literally turns our back on 50-year tradition of world class view of downtown Seattle.  

    • Reed July 8, 2021 (8:51 pm)

      Ride a bike along the road there and you will find out why.

  • Sunflower July 8, 2021 (10:05 pm)

    Hoping salmon and orca concerns are considered relevant to WS and any related questions will be considered. Thank you!

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