Two October forums will provide important election information to Cleveland Heights and University Heights voters.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 - 9 p.m., candidates in contested races for Cleveland Heights City Council, University Heights City Council, and Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education will face the voters in a Candidates Forum presented by the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland (LWVGC) and FutureHeights. The forum will take place at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m., a panel will discuss a ballot issue proposal to change the Cleveland Heights City Charter to institute an elected mayor, supplanting current governance where city council hires a city manager. The panel will comprise representatives of two campaigns: Citizens for an Elected Mayor, which is promoting the ballot issue, and Cleveland Heights Citizens for Good Government, which supports maintaining the current city manager/council form of government. The forum, which is presented by the LWVGC Heights Chapter, will take place in the Cleveland Heights High School cafeteria, 13263 Cedar Rd.
Both forums will involve formal presentations and responses to written questions from the audience. The events are free and open to the public. Both venues are accessible and free parking is available.
For more information, please contact Heights Chapter Voter Services Coordinator Blanche Valancy, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chapter Chair Maryann Barnes, at email@example.com.