Now that the Takoma Voice Candidate Forum is over, the hot issue on everyone's mind is: who won the bingo game?
We are pleased to report that S. Leitch came in with the high score of 15 points. Second was former councilmember Hank Prensky with 10 points.
Prensky garners another 2 points for noting how many times each key word or phrase was uttered, and by whom. It makes an interesting gauge of what issues figured most prominently.
down to "Special Local Events" and click on 2009.
You can also see it rebroadcast on Takoma Cable TV at the following times:
Thursday, Oct. 29, 12:00 noon
Saturday, Oct. 31, 12:00 noon, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 1, 3;00 pm and 11:00 pm
There were about 35 people present to observe the forum. They were well behaved. There were no outbursts, only a few murmurs of approval for Ward 4 Councilmember and candidate Terry Seamen's when he spoke about the difficult economic times his constituents were experiencing.
The statement that most stirred up the audience and the candidates was a proposal from Ward 4 candidate Eric Mendoza that he would like to cut funding for the city police and divert it to youth activities.
All of the candidates presented themselves credibly. We have a serious crop of them this election year.
They have been sent a questionnaire with questions from the audience and viewers, and questions from the Voice staff that didn't get covered in the forum. Their responses have been posted on the Voice site.
And, don't forget to vote! Polls Takoma Park Community Center - Sam Abbott Citizens' Center, 7500 Maple Avenue. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vote at the Community Center on November 3!