At 6 p.m. Monday, the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and the Ward 14 Democratic Club will co-host a Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum
at the VFW on W. 61st Street in Clark-Fulton.
(Post 2850: 3296 W 61st St, Cleveland, Ohio 44102)
"This is not a debate," the event description clarifies. "It is a discussion and an opportunity for residents to ask questions openly or express their concerns."
Each of the candidates in attendance will give brief remarks, followed by an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
Cleveland.com has been upping its mayoral coverage as well, as the summer campaign season is officially upon us. The filing deadline is June 29.
City Hall reporter Robert Higgs published a piece
on Mayor Jackson's youth violence prevention program, complete with criticism from Jackson's opponents, last week. It appeared on the front page of the Sunday Metro section.
Today, Cleveland.com launched a series
that purports to examine key issues in the mayoral race. Six of the mayoral challengers — including perennial challenger Bill Patmon and Ohio City Republican Robert Kilo, neither of whom have done any visible campaigning — responded to the city's current street maintenance approach. It'll be an interesting series to follow.