Chamber forum had the best seats in town

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chamber of Commerce President Dale Sutton
welcomes audience and candidates to the forum
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

By Diane Hettrick

The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce candidate forum audience had the best seats in town. Literally. The forum was held at the Crest Theatre on Tuesday where attendees relaxed in comfortable theater seats to enjoy the show.

Dale Sutton, President, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the crowd and introduced the council candidates.

The forum was moderated by Ellen Barton, League of Women Voters.

Candidates participating:

Position 1
  • Jin-Ah Kim
  • Keith McGlashan (Incumbent)
Position 3
  • Will Hall (Incumbent, Unopposed) 
Position 5 - open position
  • Carolyn Ahlgreen
  • Susan Chang
Position 7
  • Chris Roberts (Incumbent, Unopposed)

Each candidate was given time to introduce themselves.

The following five questions were posed to all the candidates, who were given equal time to answer.

The questions dealt with the following topics:
  1. Economic Development in Shoreline, what will you do?
  2. City implementation of a B/O tax, Yes or No
  3. What role, if any, does the city council play in rezoning?
  4. Do you support the maintenance of parks and the tree canopy in Shoreline?
  5. What are your ideas for creating available low income housing in Shoreline?

At the end of the question/answer period each candidate was given one minute to make a concluding statement.

After the forum, many of the candidates and audience moved to the Ridgecrest Pub across the street, sponsor of the event. Candidates met with attendees in small groups, answering individual questions and listening to ideas and concerns.


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