Liias to host ‘virtual town meeting’ April 7

  • Enterprise staff
  • Monday, April 6, 2009 3:20pm

Rep. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, is using technology to hear his constituents’ concerns about the proposed budget and the $9 billion shortfall the state is facing.

Liias has scheduled a “virtual town meeting” for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. At that time, phones across the 21st District – which includes Edmonds, Lynnwood and parts of Mountlake Terrace – will ring. When residents answer, they will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual meeting by simply staying on the line. Liias will answer questions from his constituents until 7 p.m.

“This is about making it easy for people to talk to me,” Liias said. “Two hundred is a fantastic turnout for a live town hall. But by phone, I can reach thousands of people, and they don’t even have to leave their homes.”

Those who do not get the chance to ask a question during the hour-long call will have the option to leave Liias a voicemail.

Cell phone users will not receive a call, but a toll-free number has been set up for 21st District residents that would like to participate. The number is available on Liias’ Web site,

For more information about the virtual town hall, contact 360-786-7972 or

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