Chamber launches Seattle City Council district roundtable series

By: Kyla Shkerich Posted: 08/15/2016

First luncheon in Northeast Seattle gives dozens of local businesses an opportunity to talk directly with Councilmember Rob Johnson

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On Thursday, August 11, more than 40 people representing local businesses in Seattle City Council District 4 in Northeast Seattle held a roundtable discussion with their city councilmember, Rob Johnson, over lunch to discuss issues impacting their community.

The conversation with Councilmember Johnson, held at the Good Shepherd Center in the heart of Wallingford, covered a variety of issues including transportation and housing, as well as practical information about upcoming legislation and different ways the business owners can engage with city council. Specifically, Councilmember Johnson discussed just how important the passing of Sound Transit’s ST3 measure will be to our economy and community, how the Seattle Department of Transportation is looking at ways to make parking more accessible and versatile, and how the council is working to ensure there is more affordable housing within the city.

Councilmember Johnson encouraged members to contact his office with any concerns, or to stop by during in-district office hours at 4516 University Way NE.

This roundtable event, sponsored by PEMCO Insurance and co-hosted with the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce and U District Partnership, is the first in a series spearheaded by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. These roundtable discussions connect Councilmembers with local businesses owners in their district to facilitate productive, organic conversations around topics impacting neighborhood businesses and their community.

If you’re interested in participating in a future roundtable in your neighborhood, please contact the Seattle Metro Chamber’s Policy and Outreach Manager, Kyla Shkerich and include your Seattle City Council district information.