Friendly setting finds few feuds between mayoral candidates

October 22, 2013

Mayoral candidates City Council President Fred Butler and City Councilman Joe Forkner restated major themes in a largely agreeable forum Oct. 17.

In one-minute answers, both candidates stuck to their agendas, which remain fairly similar.

“When I retired form Seattle City Light as their chief engineer, I decided to devote myself to public service,” Butler said during his opening statements. “I believe in sustainability. All decisions need to take in the three legs of sustainability: people, planet and prosperity.”

By Greg Farrar Fred Butler (left) and Joe Forkner conclude their mayoral candidate forum Oct. 17 with a handshake and some laughter.

By Greg Farrar
Fred Butler (left) and Joe Forkner conclude their mayoral candidate forum Oct. 17 with a handshake and some laughter.

Forkner took the insider’s approach, citing his years of work within city government and as a board volunteer.

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Advisory board seeks members for affordable housing group

August 20, 2013

If you have something to say about affordable housing funding and programs in the region, here’s your chance to make your voice heard. Join A Regional Coalition for Housing’s Citizen Advisory Board.

The volunteer board consists of 12-15 residents and housing professionals that work with the staff of ARCH, a partnership of King County, the city of Issaquah and other East King County cities to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families. Together, they evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside.

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Citizen Advisory Board seeks members for affordable housing group

August 16, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 16, 2013

If you have something to say about affordable housing funding and programs in the region, here’s your chance to make your voice heard. Join A Regional Coalition for Housing’s Citizen Advisory Board.

The volunteer board consists of 12-15 residents and housing professionals that work with the staff of ARCH, a partnership of King County, the city of Issaquah and other East King County cities to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families. Together, they evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside.

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