The Nov. 8 primary is quickly approaching, and residents have several opportunities over the coming weeks to see candidates for city office discuss the issues facing Long Beach.
The November election will decide who will become the city’s next mayor and will also decide three of the five City Council seats that were not decided in the June primary.
A forum scheduled for Sept. 29 at the Bret Harte Neighborhood Library in West Long Beach hosted by the Westside Elevate neighborhood group will feature mayoral candidate Councilmember Suzie Price. Councilmember Rex Richardson said Tuesday he would not be in attendance because he’ll be out of town.
On Oct. 3, Leadership Long Beach is holding a forum at the Aquarium of the Pacific, which will feature the mayoral race candidates as well as the three City Council seats and two California Assembly seats.
The forum at the aquarium is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with candidates for the assembly seats expected to go first and the mayoral candidates going last. Free parking is being provided inside the aquarium’s parking structure.
For people unable to attend in person, the forum at the aquarium is expected to be live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube.
And on Oct. 12, East Long Beach residents will have an opportunity to hear both the mayoral candidates as well as the two remaining candidates in the 5th City Council district race, Megan Kerr and Ian Patton.
That forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be hosted at the Long Beach City College Liberal Arts campus.
The Bret Harte Library is located at 1595 W. Willow Street.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way. Organizers are asking that people RSVP here.
LBCC’s Liberal Arts campus is located at 4901 Carson St. and the forum is scheduled to take place in room T-1200, which is located north of Veterans Stadium near the parking structure on Clark Ave. Questions for the candidates can be submitted here.
Editors note: Councilmember Rex Richardson will not attend the Sept. 29 forum at Bret Harte Library. The story has been updated.