Lawmakers host Issaquah town hall meeting
March 1, 2011
Issaquah residents can meet 5th Legislative District lawmakers at a town hall meeting March 12.
GOP state Sen. Cheryl Pflug, and Republican state Reps. Jay Rodne and Glenn Anderson, invite residents to roundtable discussions at Issaquah City Hall.
Citizens can receive updates about the ongoing legislative session, and share questions, comments and concerns about legislation, state government and issues affecting the district.
“I’m eager to hear from constituents — please bring all your questions and ideas. Even though the Legislature is struggling with an almost $5 billion deficit, I have hope for this session,” Pflug said in a statement. “There is more bipartisan work searching for solutions, although it remains a challenge to get legislators to think outside of the historical box.”
The state faces a $4.6 billion hole in the budget for 2011-13. Residents could face increased fees and reduced services from state agencies, and larger class sizes in schools as a result of widespread cuts.
“I hope residents can join us for these meetings to share their voice on the many difficult decisions facing the state, not the least of which is the budget,” Anderson said. “I hosted a successful telephone ‘town hall’ meeting a few weeks ago where I received great feedback, and I am hoping the upcoming forums will be equally so. I am looking forward to a good two-way dialog.”
The delegation is hosting meetings in Maple Valley and Snoqualmie on the same day.
“I’m looking forward to hearing what people have to say on the issues facing our communities,” Rodne said. “So many important decisions will be made this legislative session and town hall meetings offer a great opportunity for an exchange of ideas and solutions. ”
5th Legislative District town hall meeting
- March 12
- Noon to 1 p.m.
- Issaquah City Hall
- 130 E. Sunset Way
- No R.S.V.P. is necessary, but if a constituent has specific issues he or she needs assistance with, he or she should bring pertinent information to the meeting for a one-on-one conversation as time allows.