Monday, September 21, 2009

Northside Political Forum September 21 from 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Northside Community Council will be conducting a political forum for City Council and mayor after its regular meeting on Monday, September 21 at the McKie Recreation Center. The goal is to make the forum educational and engaging.
The candidates will be divided into three groups, and there will be a few minutes break between each group. Each candidate will get to make a 1 minute statement and after all 7 have presented, persons in the audience will be allowed to ask questions. If there is no question for a specific candidate, then a general question will be asked of that candidate. Questions are limited to 30 seconds and responses to 1 minute. After each candidate is asked a question, the process will be repeated for a second question.
Candidates will put literature on the side tables and have signs and other materials available.
All of the 19 City Council candidates and one of the mayoral candidates have accepted our invitation.
The candidates will be speaking in the following order:
8:00 - 8:30 Kevin Flynn, George Zamary, Leslie Ghiz, Roxanne Qualls, Greg Harris, Anitra Brockman, Tony Fischer
8:30 - 9:00 Chris Monzel, Amy Murray, Bernadette Watson, Cecil Thomas, Wendell Young, Jeff Berding; Brad Wenstrup
9:00 - 9:30 Laure Quinlivan, Laketa Cole, Nicholas Hollan, Chris Bortz, LaMarque Ward, Charlie Winburn
Candidates for whom the audience doesn’t have an individual question will be asked the following questions.
1. If you think that Cincinnati should develop an overall plan for what the City should look like in the future, what role do you think the citizens should play in such a "visioning" process?
2. What are some of the services that you think that the City should provide beyond the level of police and fire protection and what role do you think citizens should have in determining what is appropriate?
Questions, call Gwen Marshall at 541-6978 or

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