The forum, which is hosted by the chamber and moderated by the League of Women's Voters, will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7-9 p.m. in the Taube Room of the Belmont Library. The public is invited to attend the forum and to submit questions in writing to the candidates.
To review the League of Women Voter's Procedures for the Candidate's Forum, click on the PDF that accompanies this article. Also attached is the Chamber flyer for the event.
This is the first of two forums; the second will be held Thursday, Oct. 24.
According to the mailer, the chamber seeks to help guide the city council in the needs of large and small businesses. It states that although some ordinances appear to be innocuous, they end up being detrimental to local businesses.
Some of the issues the Belmont Chamber of Commerce will ask the six council candidates to address at the forum are:
- Tree Ordinance Too restrictive?
- Views Why no ordinance protecting views?
- Home Expansion Why does Belmont require at 2-car garage for a 400 square-foot home expansion?
- Infrastructure Need more road and storm drain restoration funding in city budget.
- Sign Ordinance Too restrictive, especially with regards to real estate open house signs.
- Downtown Need mini-parking areas and attractive street-scaping.
- Safe Pedestrian/Bike Shared Pathways Away from vehicular traffic.
The six candidates running for Belmont City Council (three seats) are:
Warren Lieberman (incumbent)
Schedule of Candidate's Forum:
6:30-7 p.m: Meet the candidates and submit questions. Refreshments will be served.
7:00 p.m.--Program begins promptly
What questions would you like to ask Belmont City Council candidates?