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The Mirror To Host City Council Forum Oct. 21, SMC/ SMMUSD Forum Oct. 22:

The Santa Monica Mirror, along with the the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Santa Monica election forums on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Santa Monica City Council

• A forum featuring all 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm (program begins 7 pm). It will be held Cross Campus, which is located at 929 Colorado in Santa Monica.

To attend, RSVP to [email protected].

As parking is extremely limited at the venue, a free shuttle will operate from 5:45 pm at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Only attendees with disabled placards will be permitted to park at the venue’s parking lot. Parking rates at the library are $1 per hour for the first two hours and 30 minutes. After that, the rate is $1 per 30 minutes.

The candidates vying for the three seats (four-year term) are:

Sue Himmelrich, Jerry Rubin, Pam O’Connor, Terence Later, Frank Gruber, Phil Brock, Nick Boles, Whitney Scott Bain, Zoe Muntaner, Kevin McKeown, Richard McKinnon, Jon Mann, Michael Feinstein, and Jennifer Kennedy.

SMMUSD Board of Education / SMC Board of Trustees

• A forum featuring all seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates and six SMC Board of Trustees candidates will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22. It will be held at the Santa Monica Main Library’s Martin Luther King Auditorium, which is located at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard from 5:30 pm to 8 pm (program begins 6 pm).

To attend, RSVP to [email protected].

Again, parking rates at the library are $1 per hour for the first two hours and 30 minutes. After that, the rate is $1 per 30 minutes.

The candidates vying for the four seats on the SMMUSD Board of Education (four year term) are: Laurie Lieberman, Dhun May, Ralph Mechur, Oscar de la Torre, Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, Craig Foster, and Patty Finer.

The candidates vying for the four seats on the SMC Board of Trustees (four year term) are: Barry Snell, Maria Loya, Louise Jaffe, Nancy Greenstein, Andrew Walzer, and Dennis Frisch.

Both forums are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required for entry.

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