League to Hold Candidates' Night for Council, School Board Hopefuls

The Jan. 9 forum will also be televised live on KCOM-TV, Channel 27, and for the first time, viewers at home will be able to ask questions of candidates via text messages.

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will host a candidates' forum on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 120 Vista Ave.

The community is invited to meet the three candidates running for three seats on the Piedmont City Council —Teddy King, Tim Rood and incumbent Jeffery Weiler — as well as the three candidates running for two spots on the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education: Doug Ireland, Amal Smith and Hari Titan

The evening will conclude with a presentation of municipal Measure A, which would authorizes the city to refinance certain existing debt obligations to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (the "side fund" ballot measure).

The candidates will present opening and closing remarks and respond to questions from the audience.

Those unable to attend are invited to view a simulcast of the event on KCOM-TV, channel 27. This year, for the first time, questions may be submitted by viewers at home via text message. The text number will be announced on the 

League member Betsy Andersen will serve as the evening’s moderator.  

For more information, contact Julie McDonald at julieemcdonald@yahoo.com.

The municipal election will be on Feb. 4, 2014.

Related articles:

"Election Watch: Three Candidates for School Board, Only Two Seats"

"Analysis, Argument for 'Side Fund' Ballot Measure Available on City Website"

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