Mayoral spokesman Aaron Pickus recently sent over a breakdown of "all contacts of any kind" their office has received about the Chihuly museum, KEXP and Open Platform, and other proposals vying to take over the Fun Forest space at Seattle Center.
Here are the numbers from the mayor's office, as of 3:00 p.m. on September 27. As you can see, support for a tiger breeding ground is gaining momentum:
Support KEXP (some mention KEXP/Open Platform as one entity): 462
Oppose Chihuly: 215
Support Fun Forest: 43
Support NW Native Cultural Center: 16
Support Open Platform alone: 8
Support tiger breeding ground: 5
On September 17, the panel appointed by Seattle Center to evaluate the eight proposals for the 1.4-acre site recommended a Chihuly museum for the space. Ultimately, the decision is Mayor Mike McGinn's to make, and the mayor has stated that he will "do what meets the public's expectations." Meanwhile, KEXP and Open Platform continue to actively lobby for the site. We've received tips that Chihuly employees are being urged to call and email the mayor to show support for a Chihuly museum. No doubt KEXP and other proposals are doing this as well. Wouldn't it be nice if the mayor heard more from the general public?
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