Voters in San Jose will get another chance to hear from mayoral candidates this weekend at a city-sponsored forum.
The point of the forum is to give people a chance to pose questions to the candidates to help make up their minds about who to vote for, Constant says in a memo submitted to the Rules and Open Government Committee. Anyone is invited to attend and participate.
Other upcoming forums include:
Community Arts and Lecture Program, 6:30pm April 3, San Jose City College.
League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara, 6:30pm April 4 at Southside Community Center.
District 8 Community Round Table: Evergreen Mayor’s Forum, 6:30pm April 9, Evergreen Community Center.
Vietnamese American Roundtable candidate forum, 11am April 13, Evergreen Valley College.
San Jose Parks Advocates Mayoral Forum on Parks, Trails and Recreation Mayoral Candidate Forum, 7pm April 21, San Jose Stage Company.
Arts and Small Business Forum, 7pm April 23, The Susan and Phil Hammer Theater Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio.
Almaden Seniors and Almaden Community Association, 7pm May 1. Location TBA.
- A resident writing to the public record grouses about Comcast rates, the absence of fair market value and the dearth of options at her senior apartment complex. She goes on about the impending merger between Comcast and Time Warner, calling it “a marriage made in hell,” and wonders when San Jose will get “Google Internet.”
- A pedestrian says he’s worried about ending up in his own crypt because of sidewalk-hogging bicyclists and skateboarders. “Please tell me what I could do to end this madness,” he writes. “Meanwhile, enjoy. Thank you so.”
- The Senior Citizens Commission weighs in on the sidewalk-bicycling problem, saying the city should prop up signs in several languages warning bikers to stay off pedestrian pathways in downtown.
- The senior citizens commission also expressed concern about the dearth of affordable housing options and losing more low-income homes to the city’s planned urban villages.
- The senior citizens commission pulled a David Wall and wrote a whole pile of letters for the public record this week. Yet another submission asks the city to verse itself on the needs of LGBT seniors and references a New York Times article about the prejudice faced by aging gay and lesbian seniors.
WHAT: Rules and Open Government Committee meets
WHEN: 2pm Wednesday
WHERE: City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose
INFO: City Clerk, 408.535.1260