Talk Live with the Mayor Thursday
“Ask the Mayor” gives Seattle residents a chance to speak directly to our mayor, Mike McGinn, live on Seattle Channel 21. Host CR Douglas and Mayor McGinn respond to your phone calls and e-mails on Thursday, March 25 at 7 pm.
If you’re one of those people who can think of a zillion brilliant questions in advance but go totally blank when you’re finally up to the mike, you can e-mail your question in advance via a form on the Ask the Mayor website.
Maybe you can ask his opinion about the new $100 Million Rate Stabilization account the City Council just approved. Per the council, “The account provides protection for Seattle City Light customers from the volatility of the wholesale power market. In addition to providing an insurance program against the fluctuations of the wholesale power market, the fund also shores up the bond rating of City Light, allowing the utility to borrow at lower rates and ultimately deliver lower cost power to its electricity customers.”
The Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee (ETC for short) also established a new City Light Review Panel and approved a resolution that sets City Light’s debt service at 1.8 times coverage and directs City Light to fund 40 percent of its six year capital improvement program with cash from operations.
He might have some answers for you on the South Spokane Street Viaduct Project, the permanent closure of the First Avenue S onramp to the westbound lanes of the viaduct to widen the Spokane Street Viaduct, tentatively scheduled to begin May 17.
You might want to talk about the Viaduct in general.
Or the pilot effort to increase police presence downtown.
Or the Seattle Youth Council.
Or anything, really, so long as its related to the City of Seattle.
If you don’t have any questions of your own, tune in anyway. You never know exactly what’s going to happen when you bring together the people and the government.