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Dear Editor:On April 9, the Aspen Democracy Initiative will host a mayoral and City Council candidate forum at the Limelight Hotel. The forum will center on housing issues, including the employee-housing program and policy issues important to that program in the coming decade.Chris Bryan, an associate attorney at Garfield & Hecht and current president of the Pitkin County Bar Association, will moderate. All council and mayoral candidates have indicated that they will participate. The forum begins promptly at 6 p.m., and there is a meet-and-greet with the candidates beginning around 5:30 p.m. All are welcome, and Aspen area younger residents are particularly encouraged to attend. The forum is complimentary. Younger residents also are encouraged to attend the Aspen Democracy Initiative’s Politics & Pub Crawl, which will take place Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the J-Bar. The crawl is capped at 40 people and is intended for young adult residents. Be there early to get your ticket!The Aspen Democracy Initiative was founded last year in an effort to better engage Aspen’s under-40 demographic in the civic process in our community.Jill Teehan, Riley Tippet and Skippy MesirowCentral Committee, Aspen Democracy Initiative