UW News

May 3, 2004

Remake Seattle City Council? Forum explores how it happened before


WHAT: “The Seattle CHECC Movement — Could It Happen Again?”

WHO: Founders of the late 1960s Seattle political-reform movement CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council): Tim Hill, Lem Howell, Cam Hall, and more. Moderators are David Brewster, executive director of Town Hall, and Sue Donaldson, UW Evans School senior lecturer and former City Council president.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Town Hall, Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street.

DETAILS: Seattle’s entrenched City Council of the late 1960s — the average age was 64, and only one incumbent had been voted out since WWII — was revitalized in the 1970s by CHECC’s bipartisan slates of young reformers, some of whom will gather three decades later for Wednesday evening’s two panels: “How Did CHECC Happen?” and “Could It Happen Again?” Discussion will include whether Seattle’s City Council of today needs a shakeup.


For more information: Donaldson, at (206) 616-1652 or sdonald@u.washington.edu, or Brewster at (206) 652-4255 or davidb@townhallseattle.org