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Council Position 5

Susan Chang

Susan Chang

19514 Burke Ave N

Shoreline, WA 98133

Education: BS and MS in Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (UC Berkeley)
Occupation: Civil Engineering Supervisor, Seattle Dept. of Construction and Inspections

I’m running for City Council to preserve and enhance what many residents love about our City--our sense of community, natural beauty, and amazing parks.  With my experience as a Shoreline Planning Commissioner, civil engineer, and community volunteer, I would like to help the City navigate the significant changes coming to our community.


Shoreline is located in a growing region, and with growth comes change.  I will work hard to preserve our values of public safety, helping our neighbors, and protecting the environment.  I will also work to nurture our business community and to focus growth in areas that will benefit the environment and our residents.


I pledge to listen to your concerns, be a consensus-builder, and make compassionate decisions that benefit the residents and businesses of Shoreline.


Endorsements: State Representatives Kagi and Ryu; KC-Councilmember Dembowski; Councilmembers Hall, McConnell, Salomon, Scully and Winstead; KC-Police Officers Guild; KC-Democrats; PTE-Local 17

Carolyn Ahlgreen

Carolyn Ahlgreen

19036 16th Ave NE

Shoreline, WA 98155

Education: North Seattle College, Advanced coursework Seattle University, Mediation and Arbitration certification
Occupation: Home Health Caregiver, member SEIU, Family Advocate, Court Appointed Mediator

Because of changes due to light rail, we see housing units being built on smaller lots, without street lights, sidewalks, and safe places for families and children to play. Will the people in those new houses, which are being advertised as “within walking distance to light rail,” actually be able to walk there safely? What quality of life will the people of future Shoreline have in their more densely populated city? How do we help long time Shoreline residents stay in their homes? How does Shoreline continue to have award winning schools? How can city council encourage family wage job growth? While we plan regionally, how does city council ensure that these multi-city development projects, like ST3, actually bring good things to Shoreline? What Shoreline residents want their future home to look like must be answered not just by elected officials, but by all of us together.

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