Mayor Mike McGinn’s office and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights are holding the second group workshop for the Youth and Families Initiative tonight from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Northgate Elementary School. The first meeting, held last week at Rainier Community Center, attracted a crowd of 200-plus people. “We had note takers in the hallway and gym just to accommodate such a large crowd," says McGinn’s spokesman Aaron Pickus.

The mayor’s office has five public gatherings planned, along with 50 to 100 smaller community caucuses to be facilitated by residents in coffee shop and houses. When asked about the freakish need for hundreds of community meetings, Pickus explains, “Large group meetings don’t work for everybody. We knew we needed to come to [the people]. That’s how you ensure you’re hearing everybody.”

In that vein, the mayor's office has composed a special ballot for dedicated shut-ins after the jump. Go vote!