Costa Mesa United Candidate Forum Tomorrow
COSTA MESA UNITED FORUM WEDNESDAY
Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 6th, Costa Mesa United will host the next Costa Mesa Candidate Forum. The event will be held at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park). The formal event will run from 6-8:30 p.m. but Rich Dunn, who is helping organize the event, tells me that the doors will open at 5 for the candidates to set up their tables and for a little meet and greet. Water and coffee will be available.
COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
As was the case with the previous forum last week, this will be a hybrid and will feature a format unlike any in recent memory. In this forum all the candidates for Costa Mesa City Council plus the candidates in contested elections for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees will be on the dais together to be interrogated by a panel on issues of common interest to both the City Council and School Board. The theme is Academics, Athletics and Activities.
SELECT PANEL WILL INTERROGATE
Moderator Gordon Bowley, President of Costa Mesa United, will guide a panel of interrogators comprised of Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, Newport Beach Independent Publisher Tom Johnson, Time-Warner Cable Regional Producer Valerie Starn and Daily Pilot Sports Editor Steve Virgen. Dunn advises me that audience questions may be taken at some point in the proceedings.
CMTV WILL TAPE FOR LATER VIEWING
This event will be taped by Costa Mesa TV for later viewing, so if you can't make the event you'll be able to see it either on CMTV, Channel 24 (99 on ATT Uverse) or on streaming video on the city's web site. In a related matter, the tape of the previous forum last week should be available for viewing sometime Wednesday.