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City Council Candidates Forum Tonight

Get to know the Half Moon Bay City Council candidates at this informational forum tonight at 7 p.m. at the Ted Adcock Community Center.

All Half Moon Bay residents are invited to attend the Candidates Forum for Half Moon Bay City Council tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Ted Adcock Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m.  The informational forum is being put on by the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Bureau in partnership with the League of Women Voters.

There are four candidates running for two seats on the Half Moon Bay City Council: incumbent Marina Fraser, incumbent John Muller, Harvey Rarback and John Ullom. All four candidates are expected to attend tonight's debate.

Candidate questions will be accepted in writing from members of the audience. Questions will be sorted by topic before being submitted to the moderator. The moderator will try to cover a variety of topics and may edit or combine questions to expedite this portion of the forum. The moderator will exclude questions of a personal or offensive nature. Each candidate will be allowed one minute to respond to each question. If the question is addressed to a particular candidate, that candidate will answer first. All other candidates will have an opportunity to speak to the question.

FORMAT: There will be an oral presentation by each candidate, followed by questions from the audience and a closing statement by each candidate.

WHO MAY SPEAK: Only the candidates may speak on his/her behalf. If the candidate is unable to appear, the candidates may not send a substitute speaker or a prepared statement.

LITERATURE: No literature may be distributed inside the meeting room. The League assumes no responsibility for activities outside the door of the room. (This prohibition may be extended to a corridor outside the room if the orderliness of the meeting indicates it.)

DEMONSTRATIONS: No demonstrations, flags, placards, campaign buttons, or other distracting material will be permitted inside the room.

DECORUM: The candidates must refrain from using personal invective. The matter of presentation, if offensive, may be ruled out of order by the moderator. The audience will be expected to refrain from loud comments and hold their applause until the end of the evening.

TIME: Time limits will be strictly adhered to and a speaker will be gaveled down in midsentence, if necessary.

OPENING AND CLOSING STATEMENTS: Each candidate will have two minutes for an opening statement. Each candidate will be allowed two minutes for a closing statement.

TELECASTING: The League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County is not responsible for the filming or televising of candidates forums or the distribution of the video of a candidate forum.

For more information please contact Charise McHugh at 650 726-8380 or charise@hmbchamber.com

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George Muteff October 30, 2012 at 09:53 PM
"There are four candidates running for two seats on the Half Moon Bay City Council: incumbent Marina Fraser, incumbent John Muller, Harvey Rarback and John Ullom. All four candidates are expected to attend tonight's debate." Why are three of the candidates in blue (above, because they are linked) and Fraser isn't?
Cid November 01, 2012 at 02:17 PM
For those who missed it here is the link to the video on MontaraFog.com: http://www.montarafog.com/2012/11/half-moon-bay-city-council-candidates-debate-video/#comment-16

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