You never want to pull the curtain on the voting booth, stare blankly at the names, and start reciting "eeny-meeny-miny-moe." This is the kind of off-year election where it's hard to find much information about candidates and measures - especially for local races such as the Menlo Park Fire Protection District where five candidates are vying for three seats.
Never fear, information is here. And even better, we have videos of the candidates that allow you to compare how they each present themselves and communicate.
In our ongoing partnerships with the League of Women Voters we are videotaping the following candidate forums and debates. The forums are for San Mateo County voters in partnership with the League's South San Mateo County Branch and a debate on Palo Alto Measure D is in partnership with the Palo Alto Branch. You can attend the forums in person or catch them on cable TV or on demand. We'll have our election page up next week with all the quicklinks. If you attend in person, you can submit a question for the candidates.
Palo Alto Measure D Debate (proposed affordable housing PC zoning development referendum)
Palo Alto City Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Av / Palo Alto
Saturday September 28, 2013
1 pm to 3 pm
This one can be seen live on Cable Channel 26 or streamed at http://midpenmedia.org/watch/stream/.
Sequoia Union High School District Candidate Forum
Birch Conference Room
480 James Avenue, Redwood City
Thursday October 3, 2013
7pm to 8:30pm
Menlo Park Fire Protection District Candidate Forum
Menlo Park City Hall Chambers
701 Laurel St.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Atherton City Council Candidate Forum
Co-sponsored with the Atherton Civic Interest League
The Pavilion at Holbrook Palmer Park
150 Watkins Avenue
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:00pm to 8:30pm
For more information about these Candidate Forums or help with transportation, please contact
Diana Post, Candidates Forum Chair, LWVSSMC at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ellen Hope,
President, LWVSSMC at email@example.com.