Program for Oxnard Mayor/Council candidates forum- Wednesday, 9-28-16

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES’ FORUM
AND MAYORAL DEBATE
Focus on Downtown Issues

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Casa Lopez
325 South A Street

SESSION A: CITY COUNCIL

CANDIDATES (Alpha Order by First Name)
1 Aaron Starr
2 Al Velasquez
3 Bryan MacDonald
4 David Albanese
5 Daniel Chavez
6 Enrique Petris
7 Genevieve Flores-Haro
8 Jack Villa
9 Orlando Dozier
10 Oscar Madrigal
11 Stephen Huber
5:30 P.M. Moderator’s Welcome/Ground Rules
5:40 P.M. Opening Statement 90 sec. each
6:00 P.M. Q & A Period 1 min. each
7:05 P.M. Closing Statement 1 min. each
7:15 P.M. SESSION END

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SESSION B: MAYORAL CANDIDATES DEBATE
CANDIDATES (Alpha Order by First Name)
1 Armando Sepulveda
2 Miguel Lopez
3 Timothy Flynn
7:30 P.M. Opening Statement 90 sec. each
7:35 P.M. Q & A Period 1 min. each; 1 min. rebuttal
8:15 P.M. Closing Statement 1 min sec. each
8:20 P.M. SESSION END
Post-Event Social

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Forum Topics:
1. Downtown Vision
2. Economic Development
3. Cultural Arts & Nighttime Economy
4. Homelessness
5. Public Safety
6. Private-Public Partnership
7. Permitting / Design & Development Standards
8. Parking Management / Transit
Questions:
1 Downtown Renewal was officially a 44-year, multi-million dollar project of the
former Redevelopment Agency. What would be your top goals to revitalize
downtown in a 4-year term with the current budget?
2 Give us your “elevator pitch” to attract new business to Downtown Oxnard?
3 What do you think are the major challenges impeding Downtown development
and what strategies would you propose to stimulate private investment?
4 Homelessness is a major quality of life and public safety issue in our community.
Please share your philosophy on the issue and ideas to end homelessness?
5 The Arts are a proven economic catalyst for downtowns nationwide. What policy
and strategies would you leverage to support development of a vibrant cultural
arts district?

 


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