Join “Citizen Harry” Gatjens for coffee with candidates for Edmonds Mayor, at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Chanterelle Restaurant in downtown Edmonds.
Both Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper and challenger Dave Earling have confirmed they will attend.
Here are Citizen Harry’s ground rules:
– This is not a debate, but rather an opportunity to meet the candidates one-on-one and ask them about issues and their views on the future of the City.
– Questions need to be issue-oriented and we will not talk about who contributed to whom, where yard signs come from or other divisive issues.
– Supporters of either candidate are welcome but bear in mind, the purpose is to allow citizens to be exposed to the candidates, not to be a rally of support.
The format will be the same as previous Coffees. Regular coffee is provided for free by Chanterelle, while food and fancy coffee is on your own dime. Everyone is free to agree and or disagree with others at Coffee, but you need to be respectful and let each other make their own points.
Harry is working to schedule additional coffees with other candidates next week, with the goal of having some in the evening so more people can attend. Chantrelle is located at 316 Main St.