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Two 5th District Council Candidates (Corliss Lee + Rich Dines) Will Attend Candidate Forum Tonight; All Four (Mungo + Lee + Dines + Osborn) Confirm For March 15 Forum is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(March 8. 2018, 7:35 a.m.) -- 5th district Council candidates Corliss Lee and Rich Dines have indicated they will attend a 5th Council district candidates' forum tonight (March 8, details below) and all four candidates (incumbent Councilwoman Mungo + Ms. Lee + Mr. Dines + Mr. Osborn) will appear at a separately organized March 15 candidates forum.

Tonight's (March 8) candidates forum is organized by Citizens About Responsible Planning and The Eastside Voice will take place Thursday March 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McBride High School's lecture hall, 7025 Parkcrest St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Candidate Osborn cited a conflicting business obligation; event organizers say a representative of the Mungo campaign cited dissatisfaction with the March 8 event's organizers. The Eastside Voice (co-organizer of March 8 event) says its its event will be moderated by a CSULB lecturer and a Third District resident using League of Women voters guidelies.

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A week later on March 15, the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association has organized a 5th district candidates' forum and LVNA president Bruce DeMille says all four candidates (incumbent Mungo and her three challengers) have confirmed they will attend. (The March 15 forum will take place at Bancroft Middle School, 5301 Centralia Street, 6:30 p.m.)



Regarding tonight's March 8 two-candidate 5th district forum, the Eastside Voice Facebook page states in pertinent part:

The Eastside Voice Neighborhood Organization and the Citizens About Responsible Planning (CARP) are co-hosting a City Council Candidate Forum for Long Beach's 5th District Council seat. As residents of the 5th District, you are being invited to participate in this Candidate Forum. It is being held on March 8th, 2018, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at McBride High School's Lecture Hall, 7025 Parkcrest Street, Long Beach, CA 90808. The doors will open at 6:00 PM, and we have the room reserved until 9:00 PM in case the extra time is needed. McBride High School requires that all Candidate Forum participants park in the high school parking lot, and there is no variation from this rule...

We have chosen Robert Shurtz to moderate the March 8th Candidate Forum. He is currently a lecturer at California State University Long Beach. He has moderated several candidate forums which include candidate forums for State Senate and State Assembly elections, and many other political forums. Mr. Shurtz is an unbiased 3rd party moderator who has no ties to CARP or The Eastside Voice Neighborhood Organization. He will oversee the forum, and he will be utilizing the League of Women Voters' guidelines regarding sorting and choosing the questions directed at the candidates. You will be provided with index cards and pens at the registration table so that your questions can be submitted in writing...




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