The office of Seattle City Council Member Sally Bagshaw, chair of the council's Parks and Seattle Center Committee, is still tabulating roughly 1,200 emails they've received from the public since March concerning the various proposals for the Seattle Center's Fun Forest site—a Chihuly museum, KEXP, a Northwest Cultural Center, etc. But in lieu of that, they've released the breakdown of roughly 400 emails they've received in the last 45 days.

Bagshaw's office says that a large chunk of the pro-Chihuly emails are form letters, which is interesting but not unexpected. Another chunk of the pro-Chihuly emails are sent from places like Bellevue, Bothell, and Walla Walla (the senders list their addresses in the email). It appears that the citizens of Walla Walla are keenly interested in seeing blown glass at the Seattle Center. Meanwhile, Bagshaw's office says that none of the other proposals has a form letter, and emails for the other projects aren't noticeably coming from outside of the city. Here's the breakdown of the last 45 days of emails:

In favor of Chihuly Project: 210
Against Chihuly Project: 26
In favor of KEXP/Open Platform: 115
In favor of park or open space: 9
In favor of a Chihuly/KEXP hybrid: 2
In favor of Northwest Native Cultural Center: 10
In favor of a KEXP/NNCC hybrid: 1
In favor of a tiger breeding ground: 0

Earlier this week, a commenter requested that we write a pro-KEXP/Open Platform letter to send the mayor and council members. Instead, I've tweaked the pro-Chihuly letter to better reflect Seattle residents' priorities. Please feel free to copy and send to Mayor Mike McGinn and council members Sally Bagshaw, Richard Conlin, Tim Burgess, Sally Clark, Jean Godden, Nick Licata, Bruce Harrell, Tom Rasmussen, and Mike O'Brien.

Comments: Dear Mayor McGinn and Councilmembers,

I am a proud supporter of the proposed Chihuly KEXP/Open Platform collaboration at the Needle exhibit Seattle Center! I generally believe that Chihuly at the Needle form letters are a lazy tool employed by chumps, however, I'm a busy boy/girl/other, so if nothing else, please use this form letter to cancel out a form letter from the pro-Chihuly camp. Perhaps, at the end of this charade—when the mayor chooses anything but Chihuly at the Needle!—the city can print out all of these pro/con form letters and throw them in a giant burn barrel on the Seattle Center campus, and we'll roast marshmallows. Dave Matthews can write an unintelligible song about it; it'll be great.

Dale Chihuly’s exhibitions have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Perhaps I'd be less repulsed by the idea of a Chihuly exhibit on public land if it were free, or if it was combined with a (free) children's shooting range (what fun!). Chihuly at the Needle promises to be the largest and most beautiful installation of his artwork in the world. If it is built, it will be a great new destination for residents and visitors to Seattle and the Seattle Center to appreciate and be inspired by his creations, if they can afford to, or if they like staring through shrubs like creepy voyeurs with questionable taste in art. KEXP has the chance to grow, offer free concerts to the public, and influence more local music lovers with a little help from the city. Open Platform will create a kick-ass park/performance space for everyone to enjoy, again, for free. Together, these projects have the opportunity to transform the Seattle Center into something more than just a gasping tourist trap manned by the damned.

I also understand a KEXP/Open Platform project will also bring much-needed new revenue to the city and will create many new jobs.

Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will join me in supporting this unique addition to Seattle Center. If you don't, we both know you'll be up for re-election soon enough, and I and all my form-letter-sending cohorts will boot your ass out of office for someone with a keener sense of the public's best interests.

Hearts and Butterflies,
[your name here]

Original Chihuly at the Needle form letter after the jump. Feel free to make your own!

Comments: Dear Mayor McGinn and Councilmembers,

I am a proud supporter of the proposed Chihuly at the Needle exhibit! I believe that Chihuly at the Needle will be a great addition to the Seattle Center Campus.

Dale Chihuly’s exhibitions have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Chihuly at the Needle promises to be the largest and most beautiful installation of his artwork in the world. If it is built, it will be a great new destination for residents and visitors to Seattle and the Seattle Center to appreciate and be inspired by his creations.

I understand this project will also bring much-needed new revenue to the city and will create many new jobs.

Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will join me in supporting this unique addition to Seattle Center.