Video:  The final HMB City Council candidates’ forum


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Sun, November 1, 2009


Montara Fog has video of the Coastside Young Professionals’ city council candidates’ forum at Sam’s Chowderhouse on Thursday.

The questions, prepared in advance by the CYP, focused on issues of concern to younger residents of the coast including movie theaters and support for small businesses. Charnock suprised many in the audience by announcing at the start of the forum that there were to be no no questions on the Beachwood matter and suggested that answers should avoid the Beachwood issue as well.

Considering that this is the single most salient issue in the election and the future of the city, it’s startling that the topic was forbidden.


Startling in a good way, I agree! The Coastside Young Professionals should be commended for 1. being involved and 2. looking forward, not backward. They got all 8 candidates there, stuck to their time limits, and asked questions that (mostly) didn’t allow the candidates to repeat their stump speeches.