We've been pretty quiet on the blog front this week - our Community Matters Campaign launches next week! I assure you, however, I never forgot about CityBlog. Here's a brief update with what we're working on:
- Yesterday was our Health Care Series event "Global Health: The Local Impact". Click here for our Twitter feed from the event, and stay tuned for video from Seattle Channel!
- Today we've got our heads down, working hard and very excited about next week's conversation with David Gregory, moderator of "Meet the Press". Tickets are still available, so don't be shy: share on your Facebook page or Twitter stream, send to your neighbors, register away!
- Can you believe it's almost time for our next Seattle Speaks program? On September 30th with tackle "Income Tax in Washington State?" - you can click the link to register or just for more information. Don't forget to take our poll and let us know your thoughts on I-1098!
- We just announced two more of our Community Matters campaign programs: "Education Series: Repaving the Road to Higher Education" and "Environment & Sustainability Series: Energy We Can Trust?" Panels are being finalized as we speak!
Many, many exciting things going on at CityClub - and more to be announced next week! Stay tuned, and we'll see you at an event soon!
Do you think the current Washington State tax system is fair? Does Washington State need new tax revenue to fund current services adequately? What is your top priority for government spending? Do you support Initiative 1098?
So far we have confirmed for the conversation: William H. Gates Sr. and Matt McIlwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group. More to come!
Check it out:
This fall Washington State voters will be asked to approve a state income tax on top earners. Initiative 1098 would impose an income tax on couples earning more than $400,000, and individuals earning more than $200,000 a year. The estimated $1 billion generated annually would be restricted by law to education and public health services. Proponents say this funding is needed to maintain the integrity of vital services, while opponents argue it opens the door for more taxation and hurts small businesses.
And more about Seattle Speaks:
Join us for Seattle Speaks: Income Tax in Washington State either at Town Hall or online. Audience members will participate with instant polling devices. Online viewers can also take the polls and voice opinions via emails, Twitter and Facebook.
Did I mention this event is FREE to attend? We do, however, require advance registration, so click here to sign up! Town Hall is only so big, so don't miss out.
(And don't forget to take the poll! Weigh in on this important issue!)
Have ideas or tips on how we could improve our Twitter presence? Please leave them in the comments - we're all ears!
In other blog-housekeeping news, you may notice CityBlog has moved up in the world! As of today, blog posts will be featured on the front page of CityClub's website. Here's to putting our best foot forward!
Now, we need you to weigh in. What new voice could add the most to this conversation? Answer now!
Although streaming video is not yet available for this program, here are the upcoming air dates and times for the program on Seattle Channel Cable 21:
Saturday, November 14, 2009 @ 2:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 3:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 @ 4:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Friday, November 27, 2009 @ 12:30 a.m.
We'll update more when video is available on line, or with any other press we might come across! For now, check out these photos taken by our staff member Elliott on our Facebook page!