Tired of screaming pundits and surrogates? Hungry for some civil dialogue on local issues? Tonight’s candidate forum in Pasadena may be what you are looking for.
The candidates are vying to replace termed-out LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich to represent the 5th Supervisory District. Organized by a group of 100% non-partisan non-profits and religious groups, the forum promises a thoughtful presentation of important issues the incoming supervisor will face: homelessness, lack of apartments with affordable rents, foster care, immigration, transportation, and re-integrating people returning to communities from jail.
Many of the groups involved organized forums in 2014 when Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver were facing off. KPCC reported this, a rarity, about the political debates: the candidates praised each other in their closing statements.
"I want to commend Sheila," Shriver said of Kuehl. “I think we’ve had a really progressive, really smart series of conversations.”
“I want to praise my opponent as well," Kuehl said of Shriver. "He has been such an intelligent voice."