How can the need for the city’s infrastructure be balanced with the need for a reserve fund—and what are your proposals for increasing city revenues?
That was the third among a total of four questions prepared in advance Thursday night for four candidates vying for two seats on the City Council in the Nov. 5 elections. The candidates—incumbents Michael Cacciotti and Philip Putnam, and first-time contestants Diana Mahmud and Alan Reynolds—appeared before a well-attended candidates' forum in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.
The questions were posed by Robbie Davis, secretary and past president of the Pasadena League of Women Voters, a regional organization devoted to promoting what Davis described as "informed and active participation in government. The league co-sponsored the forum along with WISPPA (Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action).
See the attached video for the candidates' answers—and stay tuned for more from Thursday night's forum.