Eco-Roundtable to host candidates forum on Aug. 5

Do you know where the candidates stand on the big issues: diversifying the economy, land use planning, affordable housing, public transportation, energy, the environment and preserving culture?

With three incumbents not seeking reelection to the Kaua‘i County Council and all seven seats up for grabs, who will voters choose?

Who should be mayor for the remaining two years left on the late Mayor Bryan Baptiste’s second term in office?

Meet the candidates at The Eco-Roundtable Candidates Forum on Aug. 5 at the War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

The public will have a chance to mingle with the candidates starting at 5:30 p.m. and a facilitated question-answer forum will begin at 6 p.m., a news release states.

This event is being hosted by the Eco-Roundtable, a network of more than 50 sustainability-oriented organizations. Sustainability encompasses economic self-sufficiency and diversification, environmental health, social well-being and perpetuation of culture, according to the release.

The Eco-Roundtable invites questions for the candidates from all sectors of the community, but will focus on the issues falling within the county’s jurisdiction that matter the most to Kaua‘i voters.

To contribute questions, send them to andrea@malamakauai.org.

The forum will be open to the public and free of charge. No tickets are necessary but non-perishable food items for the Kaua‘i Food Bank will be accepted at the door.

The forum will be recorded and rebroadcast on KKCR and Ho‘ike Public Television Station until the elections.

Candidates’ full written responses to questions will be available online at www.ecoroundtable.org and www.malamakauai.org after Aug. 5.

For more information about The Eco-Roundtable Candidates Forum, or to submit written questions for the candidates, e-mail andrea@malamakauai.org or call 828-0685.

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