Our community is at a crossroads over a broad range of issues, and whomever we elect this year is going to leave marks on our city and county that will likely reach far into the future. Housing and homeless are on everyone’s minds, along with law enforcement and mental health services. Many also believe the future face of downtown and South Corvallis will be decided in these next four years, and the list could go on.
There are a diversity of candidates and visions for voters to choose from this election cycle, and so as part of our Corvallis Advocate CitySpeak project, we are partnering with Corvallis City Club to host debates for each contested City Council Ward race, the Mayoral race, and for the County Commissioner race.
All events will be open to the public, free of charge. Time has been allotted at each debate for audience questions and comments for the candidates. The schedules are below.
At Old World Deli, Tuesday, October 2:
• City Council, Ward 1, at 5:30 p.m.
• City Council, Ward 2, at 6 p.m.
• City Council, Ward 3, at 6:30 p.m.
• City Council, Ward 5, at 7 p.m.
• City Council, Ward 9, at 7:30 p.m.
At Corvallis-Benton Public Library, October 4:
• County Commissioner’s Debate, 5:30 p.m.
• Corvallis Mayoral Debate, 7 p.m.
By Andy Thompson