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Shaping Seattle Neighborhoods – Town Hall April 16

Shaping Seattle Neighborhoods: subject of Seattle Speaks, April 16

What goes into making a neighborhood great and keeping it that way? With a proposed upzone in Seattle’s South Lake Union and other neighborhoods and lingering debate over past growth decisions, land-use issues are a popular and a sometimes polarizing topic. How should policy makers balance issues such as economic development, open space, density, long-term growth and neighborhood desires while keeping Seattle Seattle?

The next episode of Seattle Speaks – a live, interactive town hall program – will focus onShaping Seattle Neighborhoods and bring together policy makers, developers and neighborhood activists to debate and discuss the issue in the round.

The conversation will take place 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. The program will be broadcast live on Seattle Channel 21 and online. Join the conversation either at Town Hall or online, where you can take part in polls and voice your opinion via social media and e-mail.

Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan will lead a live televised discussion featuring Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin, Vulcan’s Vice President of Real Estate DevelopmentAda M. Healey, Department of Planning and Development Director Diane Sugimura, Fremont Neighborhood Council activist Toby Thaler and other leaders, critics and stakeholders including YOU!

Admission is free but studio-audience seating is limited and advance registration is required. Register at or call (206) 682-7395. Doors open at 6 p.m. with audience instructions at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Seattle Speaks is presented in partnership by Seattle Channel, CityClub and Town Hall.

Seattle Speaks is an Emmy-award winning program with a real-time, multimedia format featuring audience polling meters, online polling, social media, e-mail and video segments. Previous programs have addressed same-sex marriage, marijuana policy, a state income tax, youth violence and the state of Seattle Public Schools.