There were about 160 in attendance as Rep. Vince Buys joined Senator Ericksen for about a half hour of information presentation and about two hours of Q & A. About 46 Questions.
Fourth Corner opinion:A great success: Generally the audience was attentive and listened to questions and answers respectfully. It could be seen that some of this information was new to much of the audience. There may have been disagreement but mostly people were not bullying or antagonistic toward one another. We all learned something in this venue thanks generally to the leadership of all of the sides of the issues.
The message for WWU? get beyond your comfort zone and look at different view right here in your own community of Whatcom County. The message for Whatcom County? We can have productive non muted or shouted down conversations with those at WWU and hear their views.
The full event can be seen here. The first 31:05 is a presentation by Sen Ericksen and Rep Buys. Following that the Q & A starts at 31:06 and lasts until the end
Here is a play by play provided by attendee Matthew Goggins. Use it in conjunction with the video link to get the time and play the questions and answers you may want to see.
Matthew Goggins: Question on homelessness and mental health spending. October 12 at 7:45pm
Matthew Goggins Condescending question about Doug being in Washington, D.C October 12 at 9:01pm
Matthew Goggins Questions done, closing statements.October 12 at 9:22pm
Thank you for the play by play.October 12 at 9:34pm