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Thu., June 23, 2011, 1:18 p.m.

League schedules candidate forums

The League of Women Voters will bring Spokane's candidates head to head -- or in some cases head to head to head to head -- next week as they tape forums to be played through July and into August in advance of the primary.

The league's Spokane chapter has scheduled three hours of forums starting at 5 p.m. on June 30.

First up will be the mayor and council president candidates, followed at 6:30 p.m. by the Council District 1 candidates. (The other two districts only have two candidates each, so they don't have primaries.)

A school board forum will start at 7:30 p.m.

For a complete listing of the broadcast times on City Cable 5, check inside the blog.






Three forums featuring candidates and issues on the Aug. 16 primary election ballot will be shown in July on CityCable 5, the City of Spokane’s government-access cable station. 


The Spokane chapter of the League of Women Voters organizes and moderates the forums each year in partnership with CityCable 5 as part of an ongoing service to provide area voters with current information on candidates and ballot issues.  Citizens also are invited to attend the taping of these forums in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., on Thursday, June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. 


The first of the forums will be the “City Election Forum” and will include candidates running for Mayor and Council President and a look at the City’s proposed Charter amendments.  The live taping of this forum will begin at 5 p.m.


The City Election Forum will be replayed on CityCable 5 on:

  • Sunday, July 10, at noon.
  • Monday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday July 12, at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 23, at 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 26, at noon.

Next, a “City Council Forum” will include candidates for City Council District 1.  It will be taped starting at 6:30 p.m. Council Member positions for Districts 2 and 3 only have two candidates each so they will move on to the General Election in November.


The City Council Forum will be replayed on CityCable 5 on:

  • Saturday, July 9, at 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 12, at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 16, at noon.
  • Tuesday, July 19, at 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m.


Finally, a “School Board Forum” will include candidates for an open board position for Spokane Public Schools.  That forum will begin taping at 7:30 p.m.


The School Board Forum will be replayed on CityCable 5 on:

·         Wednesday, July 6, at 9:30 p.m.

·         Saturday, July 9, at 9 p.m.

·         Saturday, July 16, at 4:30 p.m.

·         Saturday, July 23, at noon.

·         Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m.

·         Thursday, July 30, at noon.


The forums also will be available on-line about a week after the taping date in the CityCable 5 program archives at Click on “Other Video Programs” and select the forums.

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