Election 2010

The Santa Monica municipal elections on Nov. 2 are less than two months away. A number of forums will be held in the coming weeks to keep the community informed and educated on the candidates for City Council, school board and Rent Control Board as well as the measures that will appear on the ballot, including a half-cent sales tax increase and enhanced protections for tenants facing eviction.

Here are the forums:

•Monday Sept. 27

CEPS / LEAD Candidate Forum

School board candidates: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

City Council candidates: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Main Library Multipurpose Room

601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Open to public

For more information, contact CEPS Chair Rebecca Kennerly at (310) 453-6305 or rebecca@kennerly.com.

•Monday, Oct. 4

“Squirm Night” Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Daily Press

Main Library, Martin Luther King Auditorium

601 Santa Monica Blvd.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

School Board candidates, followed by Measures Y and YY and City Council candidates.

Open to public.

For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera at (310) 458-7737 x 110 or editor@www.smdp.com.

•Monday, Oct. 11

“Hometown Forum”

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mirror

City Council candidates only

Main Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Open to public

For more information, contact T.J. Mortemer, publisher at (310) 577-6507 x104 or tj@smmirror.com.

•Wednesday, Oct. 13

“2010 Meet the Candidates”

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Chamber mixer: Chamber members, local candidates for City Council, school board and college board.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Brian Chase, director of Government Affairs, at (310) 393-9825 x16 or at govaffairs@smchamber.com.

•Thursday, Oct. 14

The Shores City Council Candidate Forum

7 p.m.

2700 Neilson Way

Open to public

For more information, contact Jack Neworth at jnsmdp@aol.com or (310) 392-2275.

•Thursday, Oct. 21

City Council Candidate Forum on Airport Issues

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP)

Main Library Multipurpose Room

601 Santa Monica Blvd.

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to public

For more information, contact Martin Rubin, CRAAP founder and director, at (310) 479-2529 or martinrubin@earthlink.net.

news@www.smdp.com

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.