‘Speed dating’ the candidates

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Mayoral candidate JoAnn Yukimura, center with lei, answers a question in her breakout group Thursday evening during the mayoral forum presented by the Community Coalition of Kauai in partnership with the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action at the Island School main hall. In the background are other breakout groups hosting candidates Derek Kawakami, Debra Kekaualua, Ana Mo Des, Mel Rapozo and Lenny Rapozo. Candidate Clint Yago did not participate in the forum.

PUHI — Many of the 150 people who attended Thursday night’s mayoral candidate forum at Island School wondered how the format was going to work.