Elk Grove News Podcast - Elk Grove Mayoral Forum; Audio recording with markers

Elk Grove mayoral candidates Tracie Stafford (left), Steve Ly, and Darren Suen after today's forum.  
September 8, 2018 |  

The three candidates for Elk Grove mayor met at a forum held this morning at California Northstate Medical School. The forum was moderated by Paula Lee of the Sacramento chapter of the League of Women voters.

Aproximately 200 people attended the forum which lasted about one hour and 15 minutes. The candidates, Steve Ly, Tracie Stafford, and Darren Suen, were allowed opening and closing statements.

In between, they answered 11 questions submitted by the audience and handled by Lee, most of which centered on specific issues facing the people of Elk Grove.

Below is a brief description of each question, and the minute marker on the audio recording where their responses start. 

  1. Forum introduction
  2. Candidate opening statements - 00:01:10
  3. Question; infrastructure- 00:08:39
  4. Question; crime and police staffing - 00:14:53
  5. Question; homelessness 00:21:31
  6. Question; diversity challenges 00:28:32
  7. Question; by-district voting 00:35:34
  8. Question; campaign finance reform 00:41:10
  9. Question; proposed casino and eastside development 00:47:22
  10. Question; relieving traffic congestion & eTran bus services 00:55:12
  11. Question; road maintenance deficit 00:59:43
  12. Question; rent control in Elk Grove 01:07:00
  13. Question; youth services 01:10:24
  14. Candidates closing statements 01:10:24
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