City Council Candidates Debate Tonight At 8 PM

At the Senior Center, 139th and East 14th. Doors open at 6 pm with light refreshments. Assembly debate at 6:30 pm. Local races start at 8 pm.


Three city council races will be on the ballot in November.

A debate at the Senior Community Center Wednesday night could help sharpen the issues. 

The city council candidates will take the stage at 8 pm. They are:

  • In District 2, incumbent Ursula Reed; school president Morgan Mack-Rose; and Bal Theater owner Dan Dillman. 
  • In District 4 there is no incumbent: Darlene Daevu, Chris Crow,Benny Lee and Justin Hutchison are all vying to replace Joyce Starosciak.
  • In District 6, incumbent Jim Prola faces school board member Hermy Almonte.

The event actually begins at 6 pm with light refreshments followed by a debate between Rob Bonta of Alameda and Abel Guillen of Oakland, both Democrats but opposing candidates for 18th Assembly District

The event is hosted by the Halcyon-Foothill Neighborhood Association; the Best Manor Home Owners Association; and the Business Association of South San Leandro.

What questions would you ask the candidates?

sanleandronumerouno September 20, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Well Summer looks like Chris Crow is your candidate! http://www.ebcitizen.com/2012/09/san-leandro-council-candidate-who.html No wonder he wants marijuana dispensaries in town, convenience!
Marga Lacabe September 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Summer, as far as I know this is the candidate's position on medical marijuana dispensaries: Dist 2: Morgan Mack-Rose and Dan Dillman support them, Ursula Reed opposed them until it was re-election time and wanted to get the Democratic endorsement. Dist 4: Chris Crow supports them. Benny Lee opposes them, except when he talks to Democrats and then he tries to suggest otherwise. I don't think either Justin Hutchinson or Darlene Daevu are on the record on this question. Dist 6: Jim Prola supports them, I'm pretty sure Hermy Almonte does as well.
Marga Lacabe September 20, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Ah, the Benny Lee/Tavares team is at it again. Time to make some popcorn! :-)
Summer Hemphill September 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Thanks Marga not only for the information,but for everything else you do on behalf of progressives in San Leandro ! You & your husband are an asset & inspiration to civic minded citizens,keep up the good work !
Summer Hemphill September 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Headline November 7th - San Leandro voters make Lee eat Crow !!! You can't make this stuff up,well apparently you can !!!


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