Powell Moderates Candidates Forum
The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce held its Candidates Forum on October 6, 2014 for the upcoming election. For the second year, SMP attorney Jaclyn Powell was asked to moderate the forum which provided each slate of candidates an opportunity to engage in political discussion, answer questions about their platform, and discuss key issues affecting West Sacramento.
Many West Sacramento residents and community leaders were present this year to watch Councilmember Mark Johannessen, Councilmember Christopher Ledesma, and Jeff Lyon participate in the City Council forum; Norma Alcala, Sarah Kirby-Gonzales and Joshua R. Alves participate in the School Board forum; and Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Narinder Pal Singh Hundal participate in the Mayoral forum. Topics addressed included identifying the appropriate balance between attracting new businesses to West Sacramento and supporting existing local businesses, the advantages and disadvantages of future council members representing districts, and new funding mechanisms for WUSD.
The debate is airing now on Channel 20 at 9AM and 9PM every day. It can also be viewed on the City of West Sacramento website, here: