News this spring that Shell's Arctic oil rig would be berthed in Seattle's public port quickly became a flashpoint for public criticism. It also shone a light on the workings of the Seattle Port Commission—a group of five elected officials charged with running the public port in the interest of the people of the region. The Port Commission's slogan is "Where a sustainable world is headed." With Shell's drilling fleet slated to return to Seattle later this summer, are we confident with the direction our Commissioners are leading us?
Join us on June 29th for a non-partisan candidate forum, at which we will hear directly from Port of Seattle Commission candidates about how they will address pressing environmental and economic issues facing the Port, including:
- Their vision for a working waterfront in the face of climate change impacts
- Plans to ensure that the Port of Seattle remains competitive with other west coast ports
- Transparent government process
- Duwamish River and Superfund cleanup
- Competitive, living wage jobs
- Air pollution and traffic congestion
Date: June 29th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30)
Location: Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall (upstairs), 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets are FREE but limited. Reserve your spot today: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1668136
Local elections like these Port Commission races have important impacts on Washington’s environment, economy and our climate. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on a broad range of issues that impact our community.
Join us on June 29th!