Meet Mike O’Brien: Open Office Hours this Thursday

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City Hall is coming to District 6. In a series of rotating office hours, Councilmember Mike O’Brien will be in the district, ready to meet with constituents. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet our District 6 City Councilmember and ask questions you may have about city policy.

Our first event will be Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Fremont Public Library. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

If you have questions please email or call 206-684-8800.  Event information available here:

What is the most important issue in our neighborhood?

Primary ballots have been mailed by King County Elections and they are due back by August 4, 2015.  With voting in Seattle’s first city council elections by district starting, The Seattle Times is asking readers:  “What’s the most important issue in your district?

To participate, take the Times’ survey here. You will be asked for your name, email address, phone number and cross streets.

districtelectionpoll-450x443The Times is in the beginning stages of mapping the responses along the lines at right.  You can see that in District 6, which includes West Woodland, development & growth has already come up as an issue.

There are also questions about identifying specific issues, and what you’d like to see done about them.

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Platforms – District 6 Candidates

Primary elections are just a few short weeks away, do you know how the District 6 candidates feel about homelessness and affordable housing?  The Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund collected questionnaires from three District 6 candidates, Catherine Weatbrook, Mike O’Brien, and Jon Lisbin.  There is no questionnaire available from Stan Shaufler.  The questionnaires provide voters with the opportunity to better understand how the candidates would address the unmet need for affordable homes in Seattle.  


To read each candidate’s answers, click their image below.

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District 6 Candidate Forum – June 6, 2015

Did you make it to today’s District 6 Seattle City Council Forum? If not, here are a few video clips for you! While this is just a sampling of the meeting, you do get a sense how each candidate might represent you on the Seattle City Council.

In this clip, candidates were asked how would they balance the needs of their district against those of the City of Seattle as a whole.

Here’s a question regarding Transportation – Is current public transit adequate in District 6?

Lightning Round! Green card means YES, Yellow card means MAYBE, and Red card means NO.

Question to the candidates about affordable housing.  Note, the moderator asks them to provide an example from another city.

Question – There will be 120,000 new residents moving to Seattle in the next 20 years, how should our limited space be allocated for cars, bikes, pedestrians, etc.

In this clip, candidates are provided time to explain answer they provided during the lightning round.

Closing remarks by each candidate.

Seattle City Council District 6 Candidates Forum – June 6, 2015

Updated May 30, 2015

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There are FOUR candidates running to represent us in the Seattle City Council District 6 race. Newcomer Stan Shaufler has joined Jon Lisbin, Catherine Weatbrook, and Mike O’Brien in the race to represent Green Lake to Golden Gardens.  We will have a primary election, but before that happens join your neighbors at the District 6 candidates forum presented by the Phinney Neighborhood Association!

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015
TIME: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Lower Brick Building

You can also learn more about the candidates by visiting them online:

Catherine Weatbrook
Facebook: Friends of Catherine Weatbrook: Ballard Fremont Green Lake Greenwood:

Mike O’Brien
Facebook: Mike O’Brien

Jon Lisbin
Facebook: Jon Lisbin

Stan Shaufler
Facebook: No data available

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