The University of Washington Tacoma is sponsoring a roundtable discussion among Tacoma City Council candidates.
The event, which will be moderated by the League of Women Voters, is Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Carwein Auditorium in the Keystone Building.
Katie Baird, an associate professor of economics who writes a column for The News Tribune’s opinion page (I hear she has a column coming Sunday on lessons from the Tacoma teacher strike), is organizing the council forum. She said Friday these candidates have confirmed their appearance: Karen Smitherman, Anders Ibsen, Lauren Walker, Ryan Mello and David Boe.
UPDATE 9/26: Baird says Mike Hardy is now also confirmed.
The discussion is open to the public, and the audience will have a chance to pose questions of the candidates.