Attend Our City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum on October 15

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ACTion Alexandria is proud to announce we're cosponsoring an Alexandria mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum Sponsored with the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP and Patch on Monday, October 15, 2012 at George Washington Middle School’s auditorium from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Even better than sponsoring a candidate forum, we're giving you an opportunity to be a substantial part of it. All you need to do is submit questions you'd like the candidates to answer--whether they are running for mayor or City Council--in our "Ask the Candidates" online forum.  Any questions posted in our forum by October 5th, will be included in the question selection process for the October 15 forum.

Candidate forum details

What: ACTion Alexandria, the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP and Patch have teamed up to cosponsor a Mayoral and City Council forum on Monday, October 15, 2012 at George Washington Middle School’s auditorium from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Why: Local elections are one of the purest forms of civic engagement in the United States. In cosponsoring a Mayoral and City Council forum ACTion Alexandria, the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP, and Patch are demonstrating their commitment to informed and diverse civic discussion.

Where:  George Washington Middle School auditorium at 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301.

When: The forum will begin at 7:00 P.M. and end at approximately 9:00 P.M. Doors open at 6:30 P.M.

Comments

One of the most important, but overlooked, issues is whether to implement the Rt. 1 BRT line from Arlington Co line to Old Town; or whether to start all over again to plan, engineer and build a much more expensive streetcar line instead. The streetcar will cost 5 times more than BRT, will take much longer, and will have inferior performance characteristics - yet the City Council has voted to pursue it. Why? How would the City pay for it, and why do Council candidates think it is worth the extra cost, if they do?

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