With a nod to its mission of fostering civil engagement and enhancing access to the vote, the League of Women Voters has agreed to moderate a candidate forum at the Belmont Library next week to give voters an opportunity to hear from city council hopefuls before making their decision on Nov. 5.
According to Belmont Library branch manager Kathleen Beasley, a Belmont City Council candidate forum will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the library.
"Several patrons and some candidates have expressed an interest in having at least one City Council Candidates’ Forum moderated by the League of Women Voters at the library," said Beasley.
Beasley said she confirmed that the Belmont Chamber of Commerce has no plans to sponsor a candidates’ forum on Oct. 24. Last month, the LWV withdrew from a co-sponsored forum with the chamber because the group felt they had been undermined by a flyer that was mailed out to the voters by the chamber.
Speaking of the Oct. 24 event, Beasley said, "It will be conducted according to League of Women Voters policies and procedures, ensuring that each candidate has a fair chance to present his/her qualifications to the public. This forum is hosted by the Belmont Library and will include a reception with light refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Library."
- Moderated by the League of Women Voters
- Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
- Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas