In case you missed it last night – or want to relive it – we have two videos recording most of the “South Park Shows Up” forum:
That first clip includes the opening introductions and an icebreaking Q/A about South Park facts and figures – most too important to describe as “trivia” (sample question – “How many banks does South Park have?” – answer, none, though one person quipped “except for the (Duwamish) river bank”). Six of the seven invited candidates were there for that section: Lisa Herbold, Karl Wirsing, Brianna Thomas, Phillip Tavel, Jody Rushmer, Chas Redmond. It was relatively short, followed by a 10-minute break, during which time the seventh invited candidate, Shannon Braddock, arrived; as the rest of the forum began, she introduced herself, and then the 70-plus people who were there also heard from other candidates/organization reps who were there:
The forum wasn’t presented by a specific group/organization, but rather by South Park community members/volunteers. We photographed two of them, primary instigator Jeff “Drummerboy” Hayes and the night’s emcee/moderator, Raina Anderson:
Also among the organizers: Paulina Lopez, who was last night’s volunteer translator, too. We don’t know of any other forums planned in South Park – yet – but two are ahead in June in West Seattle, June 8th with the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council, 7 pm at Pathfinder K-8 School (1901 SW Genesee), and June 17th with the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
P.S. Later today, as time allows, we hope to add some text notes from last night to this coverage, but the video is the main course.