OLYMPIA – The three state legislators from the 36th District, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton, will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Community Room in the lower brick building at 6615 Dayton Ave. North.
The 36th District encompasses Ballard, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay, Belltown, and parts of Phinney Ridge and Fremont
“I look forward to our town hall every year,” Kohl-Welles said. “It is a unique opportunity to gather with constituents and discuss issues that are important in our neighborhoods, city and state.”
“Having a meaningful, engaging dialogue with citizens is a crucial part of our democracy,” Carlyle said. “We’re eager to talk about the successes and failures from this past legislative session, and dive into the issues you care about.”
“Constituent engagement is a critical part of the legislative process,” said Tarleton. “It’s absolutely essential that our neighbors make their voices heard.”
Legislative town halls are typically held during or soon after the legislative session and provide lawmakers and constituents the opportunity to speak in person about issues important to the district. Kohl-Welles, Carlyle and Tarleton will provide an overview of the status of important bills that have been introduced during the 2015 legislative session as well as what’s happening with the capital and transportation budgets, and what still needs to be done.
This town hall is a mid-session briefing to constituents. The 36th District legislators will host another town hall at the conclusion of the 2015 session.