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Seattle’s Mayor, Jenny Durkan, held a town-hall meeting in Lake City, in North Seattle. Here is a bit of what happened (from the KOMO web site):
“The city government works for the people, and more and more these days there’s more disconnect between people and their government,” Mayor Durkan said. “I think it’s really important to get into communities and listen to what’s working, what’s not working, how we can get better.”
Mayor Durkan spent an hour talking and taking questions.
“What are you guys going to do to make sure they don’t get these permits to build unless they put in parking?” a community member asking during the meeting.
“I know it’s an answer that not everyone will like, but the first thing we have to do is build better transit everywhere we can,” she added.
Her answer to the community member who asked the question was, essentially, we do what we want, not what you want. What was that again about the government working for the people?