Eight of ten City Council candidates were present at forum.
On September 20 Suz Montgomery, Chair of the Ventura Council for Seniors was the moderator for a City Council Candidates’ Forum held at the Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Dr.
Moderator Suz stated “this is an opportunity to ask the hard questions face-to-face with the people who want to run your city.”
Incumbent Carl Morehouse is not running for reelection, two current council members are, Cheryl Heitmann and Christy Weir. There are ten (including those 2) running for the City Council. Eight of them were in attendance Lorrie Brown, Dave Grau, Cheryl Heitmann, Matt LaVere, Brian Lee Rencher, Randall Richman, Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios and Christy Weir (not attending were Michael Graves and Jackie Martenson)
There will also be a candidates’ forum and debate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Bell Arts on the Avenue, focusing on that area of the city.