Last week the Senior Statesmen of Virginia hosted a candidate forum at the Senior Center for the four candidates seeking election to two seats on the Charlottesville City Council. The Daily Progress story about this forum can be found here and in this post Dexter Auction is sharing the audio recording.


00:00:50–Welcome from moderator Coy Barefoot

00:03:00–Candidate opening remarks:
Bob Fenwick (D) 00:03:34
Michael Farruggio (R) 00:09:38
Kristin Szakos (D) 00:14:00
Buddy Weber (R) 00:19:05

00:23:11–Question 1: What do you see as the problem and situation with public housing and how do we begin to address the problem?

Responses from Fenwick, Farruggio, Szakos, Weber

00:36:00–Question 2: The downtown mall: What are the issues with the downtown mall from your perspective and that you’re hearing from folks when you knock on doors and how should the city be approaching these challenges?

Responses from Weber, Szakos, Farruggio, Fenwick

00:46:05–Question 3: What are your thoughts on the Human Rights Commission, did you support it, and now that it does exist if you were on City Council how do you see it moving forward?

Responses from Farruggio, Szakos,Weber, Fenwick

00:53:38–Question 4: Talk city-county relations, city-University o f Virginia relations, what is working and what is not working?

Responses from Szakos, Weber, Fenwick, Farruggio

00:1:03:20–Short Answer Questions

01:16:15 – Closing from Coy Barefoot

01:17:30 –Closing question and remarks

On Election Day, what is it that you want people to keep in mind?

Responses from Fenwick, Farruggio, Szakos, Weber