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Council candidate forums scheduled
The city’s Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area are co-hosting a series of public City Council candidate forums in September, as well as a forum for mayoral candidates in October. All candidates for mayor and each of Austin’s 10 geographic districts have been invited to participate. The dates, times and locations are: District 1, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Asian-American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road; Districts 4 and 7, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive; Districts 6 and 10, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Drive; Districts 5 and 8, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Austin Community College, 1820 W. Stassney Lane; District 9, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road; Districts 2 and 3, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive; mayor, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St. The forums will be televised live on ATXN (Channel 6) and rebroadcast and webcast on the city’s website. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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