THURSDAY, JUNE 24 @ 6:00PM - ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION

'COMPASSION SEATTLE'

CHARTER AMENDMENT MEASURE 29 (CA 29)

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION


Compassion Seattle, formed by select members of the local business and non-profit community, has proposed a ballot initiative (CA 29) to amend the City Charter. If ratified by voters, this amendment will mandate specific actions and policies related to encampments in public areas, provision for emergency or permanent housing, funding for human services, criminal justice diversion programs and other items.

Moderated by award-winning Seattle Times metro columnist Danny Westneat, four subject matter expert panelists representing diverse backgrounds and experience will present arguments both supporting AND opposing the initiative. In their respective posts at the Public Defender Association and the Downtown Seattle Association, Lisa Daugaard and Jon Scholes helped bring the amendment proposal to life. Through engagement in non-profit advocacy at Real Change, Tiffani McCoy has led efforts to challenge the ballot initiative both legally and in the court of public opinion. As a former Seattle City attorney, Mark Sidran has penned precise concerns about concepts and language in the amendment.

Please register to attend! Optional: submit questions for the panelists.

Want to share your thoughts with a larger audience? Email 200 words or less to the Seattle Times with the subject “Compassion Seattle.” Please include your full name, address and telephone number for verification.

Panelist Tiffani McCoy

PANELIST: Tiffani McCoy

Advocacy Director, Real Change

City of Seattle Charter Amendment Measure 29 - ARTICLE IX - CHANGE COMPARISON.docx

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Charter Amendment Measure 29 Questions from Registered Attendees