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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
7/28/2009  12:38:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Katherine Fountain Mackinnon, Drago Office, (206) 684-8801 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Jan Drago
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Richard J. McIver

Public invited to brown bag meeting on Metro service cuts City Councils Transportation Committee will convene stakeholders for lunch discussion.

Today, Transportation Committee Chair Jan Drago announced that on Wednesday, Aug. 12 she will convene a special noontime session of the Transportation Committee. The format is designed to engage decision-makers and stakeholders in a frank conversation about looming Metro budget shortfalls and what they may mean to Seattle transit riders.

The discussion will include members of the citys Transportation Committee, King County Council Chair Dow Constantine, Metro General Manger Kevin Desmond, as well representatives from the Downtown Seattle Association, Transportation Choices Coalition and city neighborhoods. Acting King County Executive Kurt Triplett is also invited.

The format will include a presentation of proposed changes in service by Metro transit and a discussion by the panel participants, followed by audience questions.

    Who: Seattle City Council Transportation Committee
    What: Brown Bag meeting on Metro service cuts
    When : Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 - 12 noon
    Where: City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue - Council Chambers, Floor 2

Archives of previous meetings, news releases and copies of legislation are available on the Councils website at www.seattle.gov/council . Council meetings are cablecast live on Seattle Channel 21 and webcast live at www.seattlechannel.org/viewer_live.asp . Questions about Council news releases can be directed to Debra Carnes, Council Communications, at 206-684-8159, or by e-mail at debra.carnes@seattle.gov.

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