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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Altadena Town Council Candidate Forum to be Held May 28

6a00d83455629c69e20192aa8e9a9f970dA forum for candidates running for a seat on the Altadena Town Council will be held Thursday, May 28 in the Altadena Library Community Room, 600 E 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.

Prior to the forum, each candidate will be asked to answer in writing three questions about their goals for the community and the Town Council, and the responses will be posted on the group’s web site at buildingabetteraltadena.org.

A similar survey of candidates was conducted in the last election; the responses can be seen at http://buildingabetteraltadena.org/Town_Council_Election_2014!.html

Candidate applications are due before 4:30 p.m. May 15 at the Altadena Library, 600 East Mariposa Street. They can be picked up at the library or downloaded from AltadenaElection.org.

Each of the eight census tracts has one representative seat open for election.

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,

in part:

“We also think strengthening our community means getting involved in local governance and community development.”

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

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