Final Carlsbad Candidate Forum All Business

by The Editors on October 23, 2008


Just a reminder: tonight (October 23, 2008) at 5:30 at the Dove Library (1775 Dove Lane) all six candidates for Carlsbadistan City Council will be attending their final “candidate forum.” This one sponsored by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Here is how it is going to go down, according to Carlsbad’s Vice-President of Governmental Affairs Michael Bobawal.

  • Candidates will be seated left to right in alpha order (Arnold, Bernard, Blackburn, Douglas, Kulchin and Rodgers).
  • Each candidate will be given 90 seconds for an opening statement (starting with Arnold)
  • The dais will be presented a question and each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer
  • The first candidate to speak first will be rotated among the panel starting opening and ending closing statements (i.e., Arnold will start with opening statements, Bernard will start with question 1 and Rodgers will start with closing statements)
  • Each candidate will be given 90 seconds for a closing statement (starting with Rodgers)
  • All questions, including audience questions, will be business related
  • The first hour of the program will be televised
  • We will take a short break to let the camera’s stop rolling and then begin the second hour
  • The second hour will take questions from the audience
  • Questions will end around 7:00 p.m. allowing for 30 minutes of meet and greet.

Trust us, even if you don’t care all that much about City politics, these forums are great entertainment purely for spectacle. And since the topic tonight will be all business we’re thinking it’s going to be even more enlightening.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

worried October 24, 2008 at 12:17 pm

What a rip-off! They didn’t do the audience questions at all. The schedule of the replay of the first hour is on the Chamber’s website
If you don’t have the time or intestinal fortitude to watch the whole thing, at least watch the opening statements. I learned last night that half the adults in Carlsbad are 18-44 and half are 45 and older.

Evan Delaney Rodgers October 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Here’s the Time Warner Channel 19 North County local access replay schedule of the Thursday Oct. 23 Chamber of Commerce city council candidate forum from Dove Library. Let me know your reaction!

Mon Oct. 27 at 5:30pm
Tues Oct. 28 at 12:00 noon and 10:00pm
Weds Oct. 29 at 7:30pm
Thurs Oct. 30 at 6:00pm and 10:00pm
Fri Oct. 31 at 12 noon and 8:00pm
Mon Nov. 3 at 12 noon and 3:00pm

green October 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Carlsbad High School TV is interviewing all of the city council candidates. If you miss the live broadcast, they’re available online.

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