The first planning for a candidate forum seems to have gotten underway. Earlier this evening, I attended a meeting at the Boardroom of Nakai Theatre to begin the framework for the Arts Issues candidates forum. This was quite a popular and informative event during the last election and looks to be equally as good this time around.
This provides people within the arts community and candidates to determine who sits where on a variety of issues. The format will be a group of pre-selected questions, moderated questions, followed by questions from the floor.
There are still a few issues to firm up on this. For example, two possible dates are being considered and organizers are waiting for candidates to reply to the possible dates. April 19th is looking like the optimum date for the event. It will be held at the Old Fire Hall. I’ll provide more details as they become available.