[chrysalis.activism] Fwd: Second Berkeley City Council Forum coming up this Thursday

Anna McFall annasmcfall at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 20:49:54 CDT 2020


I went to this Q&A. Here's a twitter-thread summary of what D3 candidates
(Ben Bartlett and Deborah Matthews) said, if you're curious:
https://twitter.com/bnhca/status/1306762592522625024


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Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 12:54 PM
Subject: Second Berkeley City Council Forum coming up this Thursday
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Co-sponsored with Walk Bike Berkeley and Cal Berkeley Democrats

*Berkeley Neighbors for Housing and Climate Action*
Candidate Forum this Thursday, September 17 The second of BNHCA's co-hosted
city council candidate forums will take place this Thursday evening. The
schedule for this event is
Thursday, 9/17: District 3 (6-6:30pm) & District 5 (6:45-7:15pm).

The first forum (for D2 and D6) took place last Thursday and was a great
success, with participation by 6 candidates and an audience of 60 for the
first session and 40 for the second.

The last forum, for the mayoral candidates, will take place on Thursday,
9/24 at 6 pm.

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questions during the forums.


Other Important News
Adeline Corridor Subcommittee recommendation meeting: The Planning
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