Final Candidate Forum Thursday
Just a reminder that on Thursday, October 18, 2012 the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors Group will hold the final candidate forum for those folks running for the three seats available on the Costa Mesa City Council.
THURSDAY AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
This event will be held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center at 1845 Park Avenue at Lions Park, the same venue all previous forums have been held this year. The doors open at 6:30 for a chance to meet and greet the candidates and the formal program will run from 7:00 - 8:30. I've included their flier for your information. Click on the image to enlarge it. I've also included a map to the venue.
THE BEST IN PAST YEARS
In the last election cycle the folks of the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors Group held the best of the candidate forums, with tightly focused questions and an all-around well-run program. Other groups have set a high bar this year, so I'm looking forward to this event.
I hope those of you who cast your ballots by mail will wait just a couple days before mailing them in, particularly if you are the least bit unsure about your choices. This year may be the most important municipal election in a half-century, with Jim Righeimer's Charter to be considered and polar opposites in the case of the main groups of council candidates for your consideration. It's important that you hear what the candidates have to say in this last event before the election on November 6th.
TAPED FOR LATER VIEWING
This forum will not be televised live, but will be taped for future viewing by Costa Mesa Television, Channel 24 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on ATT U-verse. As soon as I know the replay schedule I'll let you know.
From my personal standpoint the choices are clear. I'm going to vote for the TOP 3 on the ballot - John Stephens, Harold Weitzberg and Sandra Genis, not just because they are the first three listed, but because they - in my opinion - are the best choices for our city. And, of course, I'm voting against Jim Righeimer's Charter, for reasons I've stated here many, many times.
FEET TO FIRE ON MONDAY
So, Monday is the Feet To The Fire Charter debate between Righeimer and Katrina Foley - same place, same time - and the final forum on Thursday. See you there.
VOTE 1, 2, 3 AND NO ON "V"