Want proof that Erica is—as Seattle Magazine named her in its latest issue—Seattle’s No. 1 News Nerd?



Erica is hosting a wonkfest at Liberty Bar on Capitol Hill tomorrow night. She’s invited four local policy nerds—Sightline’s Eric de Place and the Cascade Bicycle Club’s David Hiller, and the Washington Policy Center’s Michael Ennis and Forward Seattle’s Joe Quintana—to sit down and discuss Vehicle Miles Traveled and mode shift.

That’s right, PubliCola is hosting a debate about “The War on Cars.”

Is Seattle’s push to rein in vehicle miles traveled integral to jump-starting a 21st century economy or is it an excessive hold on mobility and business?

Erica will certainly weigh in, but the talk will be moderated by Seattle Channel’s even-keeled C.R. Douglas. (Believe me, Hiller and Ennis—and Erica—will need a moderator.)

Our last get-together at Liberty—a preview of the legislative session—was packed, so get there early. Discussion and drinks begin at 7 pm.