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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

12 Invited to Public Forum for Altadena Town Council Candidates

debatespeakerTwelve candidates running for eight seats on the Altadena Town Council have been invited to appear at a candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Altadena Library Community Room, 600 East Mariposa Street.

Voting in the election will be held on June 2 and June 6.

The candidate forum is sponsored by Neighbors Building a Better Altadena, a group dedicated to creating a stronger, more cohesive community.

At the forum, each candidate will be offered an opportunity to speak to the entire community and respond to additional questions from attendees.

Then the group will gather by census tract with each tract’s candidates available for more detailed discussions with their neighbors.

The Altadena Town Council is the community’s forum for discussion, consensus, and prompting action on issues important to residents. From traffic, to public safety, to economic development, this body is the vehicle for addressing local concerns.

This will be the third time Neighbors Building a Better Altadena is working to increase community involvement in the election of Town Council representatives. Its mission statement says, “We also think strengthening our community means getting involved in local governance and community development.”

Altadena is an unincorporated community; the Altadena Town Council serves as the advisory body to the County Supervisor’s office and to public agencies, including Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Regional Planning, and law enforcement.

NBBA believes the council is only as effective as residents make it, through the people they elect as census tract representatives and the issues discussed at its meetings.

More details about the election can be found at http://altadenaelection.org/

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