Sunday, October 18, 2009

Details on the LWV Candidates Forum

From the League of Women Voters:


October 21, 2009

The Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters, Cheshire branch, will hold their Candidates Forum on October 21, 2009 in the Council Chambers of the Cheshire Town Hall.

Candidates for Town Council for Districts 1 through 4,and At Large have been invited.

Reporters from the Cheshire Herald, Meriden Record Journal, Waterbury Republican and New Haven Register have been invited to present questions to the candidates. Questions will also be solicited from the audience.

Format of the evening:

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At Large Candidates

8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. District Council Candidates

Each candidate will have 2 minutes cumulative to answer and rebut each question.

At Large: Questions will be asked to the candidates in order of ballot position and each candidate will be able to answer the question.

District Council: Questions will be asked to the candidates in District order.

Each candidate will have 1 minute closing statement. The order will be the reverse of the questioning.

My initial reaction to this bifurcation of candidate question sessions was enthusiastic - and still is. There is one potential downside though:

If a district candidate mentions an at-large candidate, the at-large candidate would have no means of responding. To address that potential inequity, I've already reached out to the LWV and simply raised this concern. My guess is that to some extent, the district candidates will need to self-police.

As for the BOE forum, I'm not sure about the details. However, I understand that it is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Were these dates ever mentioned in the Ch? If not, what a shame.

Anonymous said...

Will this be televised?

Anne Giddings said...

I believe that this will be televised live and also taped to be shown additional times before Nov. 3.

Anonymous said...

Will there be a web link?
Many of us who don't subscribe to Cox won't be able to see it.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that the last TC video available on is from Juy 14, 2009. Any reason more recent meetings are not being posted to the town's website?

Breachway said...

They are waiting until after elections

Anonymous said...

I hope somebody from the press asks about conflicts of interest. It is a subtle cancer that can destroy local government.
The Norton fiasco, Dill and the C of C and the Wiese Rd insider coverup are all recent examples. Somebody needs to call the candidates out on this...D's and R's

Anonymous said...

I hope someone from the press asks: If you could only do one of the following projects, which one would you chose to do: a. the turf field b. the locker rooms

Anonymous said...

The R's did a great job at the forum! Most of the D's had little to say except that they all seemed to agree on the idea of putting in a turf field and didn't seem to show any concern for the costs.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that none of the democrats made a peep when the question was asked if they could do just one project which would it be - turf or the locker rooms. None had the guts to admit they'd choose the turf over the locker rooms.

Anonymous said...

Money wasted on the bus contract $200,000

Money wasted on the trash contract