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If you could ask the candidates for City Council anything – what would you want to know?
The race for City Council District 4 immediately caught fire when incumbent Rob Fong announced he wasn’t running for re-election, and now seven candidates are vying for the seat.
Some of the questions the candidates will likely face include, who gets dibs on neighborhood parking – businesses or residents? Where should much-needed bridges go – at Broadway, or Richards Boulevard? And what about The Claw? Can our tree-lined streets survive only three months of city pickup service?
In the mayoral race, three challengers stepped up to face incumbent Kevin Johnson, and all four will likely hear questions about getting more police officers on the streets and what to do about the gaping hole in the city budget.
What other hot topics should the candidates discuss?
The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is co-sponsoring a candidate forum with Metro Cable TV, and The Sacramento Press will be one of the moderators.
Let us know what questions you’d like us to ask the candidates in the races for District 4 and mayor, then watch the forum live on Metro Cable channel 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday.
These are the candidates for the office of mayor:
Kevin Johnson – incumbent, elected mayor in 2008
Jonathan Rewers – municipal finance manager and current chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission
Leonard Padilla – local bounty hunter
Richard Jones – insurance broker
Here is the list of candidates for District 4:
Phyllis Newton – Land Park attorney and Design Commission vice-chair
Steve Hansen – senior regional manager at a biotech company and a community activist
Joe Yee – architect and current chair of the Planning Commission
Terry Schanz – policy director for State Assemblyman Isadore Hall
Neil Davidson – computer programmer
Michael Rehm – criminal defense attorney
David Turturici – estate planning attorney
Let us know your question suggestions in the conversation below, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet your question to @MelissaCorker.