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Chamber of Commerce to hold open forum for council candidates

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will present the only Carlsbad City Council Candidate Forum that is open to the public. The free event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane.
“Our candidate forum is a valuable service not only to our members, but the community at large,” Michael Babowal, the chamber’s vice president of government affairs, said. “It exemplifies the chamber’s motto of ‘speaking for business, listening to the community.’”
All six council candidates have been invited to the forum. During the first hour, which will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Channel 3, each will have the opportunity to answer a series of predetermined questions. During the second hour, the public will have the chance to ask the candidates live questions.
“Choosing the leaders of our city is an important process,” Ted Owen, president and CEO of the chamber, said. “Through our forum, the chamber is doing its part to help the public learn more about each candidate. We strive to help the community make informed decisions when choosing their elected officials.”
For more information, call (760) 931-8400 or visit