On February 6, the Contra Costa County Library, held a candidates forum in the City of Brentwood at the Brentwood Library for candidates in the County Supervisor District 3 race.
The video highlights the forum which candidates Diane Burgis and Paul Seger answered a variety of questions.
Here is an outline of what was discussed:
- 03:48 – candidates opening statements
- 07:00 – What are the biggest issues facing District 3 and what can the county do about them?
- 09:25 – How can we facilitate more collaboration within our community?
- 11:38 – Does our community have a disaster response time and does it include economic recovery component?
- 15:50 – What is the role of a District Supervisor in creating jobs and how will you create jobs?
- 18:19 – Could you speak a little more specifically what jobs you want to bring to East Contra Costa County?
- 21:47 – What efforts is being encouraged to inform the county communities to do all that is possible to reduce our carbon footprint?
- 25:24 – Do you support Measure J?
- 28:16 – How can we get jobs closer to people?
- 31:45 – Do you support or oppose tunnels and what is your position?
- 37:52 – Climate change: What can you suggest to help the local environment improve?
- 41:40 – How do you pay for climate cleanup activities?
- 45:00 – Homelessness: What programs are working now and what should we do more of?
- 48:20 – If money appeared, grants or budget afforded, what would be a good solution to get homeless off the streets?
- 51:40 – Mental Health: What programs do you support?
- 55:41 – Military Veterans: Can you see about helping disabled veterans with transportation to veteran events?
- 58:35 – Apprenticeship Programs: What do you plan to promote apprenticeship programs?
- 1:02:10 – Marijuana: What plans to enhance efforts to prevent use by teenagers?
- 1:04:30 – What action would you take if a proposed pot farm is proposed less than 1,000 feet from ballfield or family farm that sponsors many family events?
- 1:05:57 – Tell us about the General Plan? How will the process be kicked off? How is the public going to be kept in the loop?
- 1:09:21: Census: What can you suggest to get a higher percentage of non-English speaking population to complete the census information?
- 1:13 – Closing Statements
The event was being done in partnership with the League of Women Voters, the Contra Costa County Elections Department and CCTV.