Seattle Channel WCV Debate
June 13, 2012
Question to the candidates:
69:50: How would you assess the impact of the Puget Sound Partnership? We founded a state organization to help clean up Puget Sound. I think three years ago, what you have them do differently?
72:58/Linde Knighton: “I’m going to make good on a campaign promise. I don’t know enough about the Puget Sound Partnership to talk about it. I need to learn from you, what Puget Sound Partnership is.”
Noel: “I like that. You know, I want to honor that actually. I really try to be straightforward in these debates. I am not a politician. I recruit people to run for public office for a living. I know what they look like, but I try not to be one.”
“And you to that end. The Puget Sound Partnership, they’ve only been around for five years, they hit it, a downturn, but beyond that, I think they are doing some good stuff and they need to move forward. I too, am not well versed on that particular institution or that organization as I should be to sufficiently answer this question. Thank you Linde. This is why I like her in debates. You’re delightful. Thank you.”
Gael: “In our communities and at the Port of Seattle, the Puget Sound Partnership, People for Puget Sound, Puget Sound Keepers Alliance, Cascade Bicycle Club, so many groups have worked to make the Puget Sound Partnership impact towards what is its potential. I equate the Puget Sound Partnership to a start up. The first few years you are really revved and getting enthused, and you’re really hopeful, and then you hit major obstacles. The major obstacle for Puget Sound Partnerships is they have no local authority to influence decisions of local elected bodies.”