Meet & Greet City Council Candidates

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Here's an informal way to get up close and personal with the . Business owners and the community are invited to Albany Bowl for mixing, meeting and noshing. 

There are seven candidates running for three open seats.  Their backgrounds, platforms and opinions on the issues facing Albany vary. Learn more, and don't forget to vote Nov. 6.

Note:  Due to a scheduling conflict, School Board candidates will not be available. We will host another event for them.

Peter Goodman September 11, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I assume this will not be the only 'meet the candidates' type event prior to the election. In any case, it would be great if the organizers could make this a 'suggested admission' event so that people who don't have the $10 to spare aren't excluded from the opportunity to gain important information about the candidates and their positions.
Michael Barnes September 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Peter, The only other similar event I have on the calendar so far is an Oct. 17 event at 7 p.m. at St. Alban's church in Albany. That is a more formal event. The League of Women Voters will probably do an event as well.
Tatter Salad September 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM
This is GOOD! This is really good; not that the candidates are showing their faces at a public voir dire, but that the event will be COVERED here! In the past, SOME candidates would show-up at the Rotary, League of Women with wrinkles, or various breakfasts;- it really did NOT help their election much. Most of the success was done via telephone (matching the voters list, with, say: THE BEACH CLEAN-UP signers list); and lying on the phone about the candidate being PRO-IT-ALL. The 'beach list' provides a dynamite demographic: pro-environment, pro-education if kids are present, and PRO-get-off yur arse." So when these folks are conned into putting a placard on their lawn, the other neighbors take notice. This trick was discovered in the early 70's by the Co-Op (former grocery store) political group; it's been adopted by every small berg in the western U.S. with a creek or beach to clean. Doesn't work on big cities like Oakland or S.F. I hope the dialog here will bring on transparency of all the candidates. Yeah, Michael Barnes is an example that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing; but at least he's transparent.
Albany Chamber of Commerce September 19, 2012 at 04:30 AM
The event is a 'suggested donation' to cover food and beverage expenses only. We will not turn anyone away on the basis of they can't afford it.
Albany Chamber of Commerce September 20, 2012 at 04:29 AM
As of today, September 19, all seven City Council candidates have responded that they will attend.


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