Mayoral hopefuls in forum spotlight | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Mayoral hopefuls in forum spotlight

Aspen Times Staff Report

Aspen’s municipal campaign season gets its first public airing next week, with a mayoral candidates forum on April 13 at the Wheeler Opera House.

The forum, sponsored by the Aspen Valley Improvement Association, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

According to a statement from the association, the forum is meant to provide a chance for voters to “find out what future the 1999 mayoral candidates envision for the Aspen community.”

The candidates will speak about their campaign platforms, and there will be a question-and-answer session, according to the organizers.

The forum is being jointly sponsored by the Improvement Association; The Aspen Times and the Aspen Daily News; the city of Aspen; GrassRoots Television; KAJX-FM, and KSPN/KNFO radio stations.

The candidates also are getting a taste of how things work in City Hall this week, at a meeting today with city staffers.

City Manager Amy Margerum said she got the idea for the “briefing session” from employees of other cities who were attending municipal government conferences. This method of acquainting candidates with the workings of City Hall has never been tried in Aspen before, she said.

“We’re not going into any detail” about issues facing the city, she said. “We’re just giving them an overview, so they know where to go. There’s some basic information they all ask us for anyway.”

She said a letter inviting all candidates to the briefing went out with the “petition package” handed out by the city clerk’s office in March.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News

Smooth start to Snowmass ski season

|

Bluebird skies, spring-like temperatures and a few inches of snow from Monday night’s storm helped Snowmass skiers and snowboarders cruise into the season Wednesday for opening day.



See more