Entry for October 5, 2007
The first candidate forum took place Oct. 4, 2007 in Loveland City Hall. The three candidates for Mayor and all City Council candidates were in attendance.
Ken Morey, candidate for Mayor, said he is running for Mayor because he doesn't like the direction the city is going while the other two candidates for Mayor, Troy Krenning and Gene Pielin, emphatically defended subsidized sprawl, secret meetings for taxpayer funded trolley and large special interest contributions for city council candidates.
In the four City Council Wards (only three contested) the three candidates challenging an incumbent (Cecil Gutierrez, Don Archuleta and Kent Solt) supported Measure 2c to limit special interest contributions to city campaigns, promised to conduct the city council meetings in a more transperant manner, focus on revitalizing downtown and listening more to citizens instead special interests.
The incumbents, Jan Brown, Steve Dozier and Larry Heckel all defended their secret meetings, subsidies for sprawl (especially McWhinney) and don't support Measure 2C that will limit special interest contributions to their campaigns.
The choice seem fairly clear. What do you think?