The first public election forum for the Mayoral and City Council candidates was held on September 12. Hosted by the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Town Council and The League of Women Voters, the forum had strict rules limiting candidate and audience engagement. In past forums, members of the audience could ask questions directly to the candidates. The new format put someone from The League of Women Voters into a moderator role, asking questions submitted by the audience.
We've held off on posting about the forum because we were hoping to offer up a wealth of links to articles, editorials, and other press coverage. Unfortunately, there was only one article of substance (that we could find) after nearly a week had passed. Below is a link to the Union Tribune coverage of the Cardiff meeting.