The airwaves have been filled lately with advertising asking you to vote for or against Initiative 1098, which would tax those earning more than $200,000 a year (filing federal taxes as individuals) or $400,000 (joint filers). If you have a question about the initiative and what it would do, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will be included as part of the upcoming forum this Thursday, featuring Initiative 1098 supporters and opponents.
Everyone is invited to attend the forum, will meet at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theater, the second in a series of Civic Engagement Forums co-sponsored by My Edmonds News, MLTNews and Lynnwood Today.
Speakers for the forum include Bill Gates Sr. and Marilyn Watkins on the pro side and Gov. Dan Evans (unconfirmed) and Paul Guppy for the opposition. The debate will be aired on the “Civic Engagement” public affairs TV show hosted by D.J. Wilson, which is taped before a live studio audience .
Edmonds Community College is located at 20310 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 200. Arrive early to ensure a seat. The program will be broadcast to over 125,000 households in Snohomish County.