East Side Review bulletin board September 10, 2017


St. Paul mayoral forum at Metro State

Metropolitan State University will host a town hall forum for the St. Paul mayoral candidates on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. The forum will take place in the Great Hall of the New Main building 700 E 7th St. Parking will be available on location at no cost and there will be directional signs for the forum. It is free and open to the public. The forum will be conducted in a town hall style with a moderator and participants from the audience will be able to ask questions. The topics will vary, but will have an emphasis on higher education. 

 

Maryland Avenue community meeting

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Lower Campus, 1290 Arcade St., staff from Ramsey County will hold a community meeting to share the results from the Maryland Avenue 4-3 lane conversion test project. The meeting will include information about safety improvements that will be made and what neighbors can expect during the resurfacing work that will begin the week of Oct. 2.

Mayoral candidate forums 

The League of Women Voters of St. Paul, along with partners Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the NAACP St. Paul Branch and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, has planned an open public candidate forum for the St. Paul mayoral race. The forum will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 Kent St. N. The candidates at the forum include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickenson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots. Written questions will come from the audience, and will be read by a trained moderator who is not a constituent. This event is free and open to the public. An additional forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Highland High School, 1015 Snelling Ave. S.

 

Mayoral candidate meet-and-greets

In addition to the two forums, the League of Women Voters of St. Paul are partnering with Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the St. Paul Public Schools and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, for a public St. Paul mayoral candidate meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E. The candidates at these meet-and-greets include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickenson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots.This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the League will partner with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Payne-Phalen Community Council for a meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m with the candidates listed above at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. E.

FairVote Minnesota will also be present at the forums and meet-and-greets to show voters how to use the ranked choice voting system.


 

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