Voter Education Forum Scheduled for January 28th

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With non-profit missions encompassing civic education, community organizing, and policy advocacy (among other worthy agendas) three local organizations are partnering to present a voter education forum for candidates in Pasadena City Council Districts 2 and 3.

The event will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena on January 28 at 5:00 pm. Scheduled questions for candidates will be on issues of housing, homelessness, land use and public safety.

LA Forward Institute, Pasadena For All, and LA Progressive confirm that all four candidates have been invited and three have accepted. The in-person forum will be moderated by James Farr, host of The Conversation Live, an LA Progressive contributor, and previous recipient of journalism support grants from Pasadena Media Foundation.

District 2 candidates are Rick Cole, former Pasadena mayor who currently serves on the Planning Commission; and incumbent Council Member Felicia Williams, former Vice-Mayor also representing the City as the Vice President of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, is on the Executive Board of Foothill Transit, and was elected in 2020. District 2 is bounded by Lake, Bell, Mountain, Chester, Colorado, Vista, Villa, Palo Verde, Nelson, Craig, Casa Grande and Martelo.

The District 3 portion will start at 6:45pm featuring District 3 incumbent Council Member Justin Jones, appointed by City Council after Council Member John Kennedy’s death in 2022, and Brandon Lamar, who currently serves as vice chair of the Pasadena Rental Housing Board. The District 3 election is a special election to complete the late John Kennedy’s term. District 3 is bounded by the 210 Freeway, Colorado, Lake, El Molino, Orange Grove, Los Robles, Fair Oaks, Marengo, Mountain, Jackson, El Molino, Ladera and Washington.

Elections are March 5, and ballots will be sent out by mail in early February. Pasadena voters will vote for mayor (4-year term) and city Council Members for Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6 (4-year terms); and a special election for District 3 (2-year term) to fill and finish the term that the late John Kennedy originally won in 2022.

Event information:

Sunday, January 28
Pasadena City Council Candidate Forums for Districts 2 and 3
All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena
Doors open at 4:45pm. Light refreshments will be offered.
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Sheryl Turner

Sheryl is Local News Pasadena's Publisher and Pasadena Media Foundation's Founder. When not saving local news, she devotes her spare time to finding the best meatloaf in town.
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