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District 2 candidate forum tonight
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Jo Clifton
City Council District 2 candidates David Chincanchan and Vanessa Fuentes will have their first opportunity to participate together in an online forum tonight from 6-7 p.m. Hosting the forum are leaders from the Dove Springs and Del Valle neighborhoods. Ana Aguirre of the area’s neighborhood plan contact team and Pat King of Del Valle have organized the forum, which will be streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live and posted to a YouTube channel. According to their news release, Dove Springs and Del Valle are among the areas of the city most severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Expect to hear questions about how the candidates would address problems caused by the pandemic and perennial issues such as the Land Development Code rewrite and property taxes. Delia Garza, the current District 2 Council member, was elected on July 14 to be Travis County attorney, a job she will start in January since she does not have an opponent on the November ballot. So far, Fuentes and Chincanchan are the only candidates who have designated campaign treasurers and started campaigning for the District 2 seat. The filing deadline for the November election is Aug. 17.
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