Hey folks, I’ve got another candidate forum for you to watch. Scroll down to watch last Thursday’s District 4 City Council candidate forum.
Tonight, the League of Women Voters Oakland will be sponsoring another candidate forum at City Hall featuring several local races. The whole thing runs from 6-9 PM in City Hall Hearing Room 1 (on the right, just as you walk in the front door). The forum will cover the following races:
- Oakland City Auditor: Michael Kilian and Courtney Ruby
- Oakland City Council District 2: Jennifer Pae and Pat Kernighan
- Oakland School Board District 4: Ben Visnick and Gary Yee
- Oakland City Council District 6: Desley Brooks, Jose Dorado, and Nancy Sidebotham
- AC Transit Board of Directors At-Large: Ellis Jerry Powell and Joel Young
For those who don’t want to drag themselves all the way down to City Hall,
you can watch the action from the comfort of your home on KTOP, which is Channel 10 on Comcast. Those poor souls who, like me, do not have cable can watch it all streaming online. [UPDATE: Um, apparently, I was wrong and the forum is not being shown live on KTOP. Oh well. I'll still put up the video next week.] And of course, I will be putting up video of the forums here for you to watch at your convenience, but likely not until next week.
One reason you may want to go in person if you’re particularly invested in any given race would be so that you can submit your own questions to be asked of the candidates at the forum.
For those who like to make plans more than a few hours in advance, there’s yet another Mayoral forum coming up this week, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Bay Area Business Roundtable. That one will be held this Thursday, September 23rd at the Kaiser Center Auditorium (300 Lakeside Drive) from 7 to 8:30 PM.
The League of Women Voters Oakland will also be sponsoring another forum at City Hall next Monday, September 27th from 6 to 9 PM. That one will feature the candidates for Superior Court Judge, Peralta Community College District Areas 3 and 5, BART Board, and AC Transit Board District 3.
And here’s the video of the District 4 candidate forum for those who couldn’t make it last week. If you want to see these candidates in person, there will be another District 4 forum held on October 22nd sponsored by the Laurel District Association and Laurel Village Association from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Allendale Rec Center (3711 Suter St).
For a full list of all forums being sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland, view the calendar on the League website.
All the candidates running for the District 4 seat were in attendance. As a reminder, the candidates are: Libby Schaaf, Jill Broadhurst, Daniel Swafford, Melanie Shelby, Ralph Kanz, Jason Gillen, and Clinton Killian.