The public is invited to pose questions and hear the candidates for Cedar Falls Mayor and City Council debate local issues Thursday, October 10, at 5 p.m. in the University Room of the Maucker Student Union on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa.
The debate will be sponsored by the Northern Iowa Student Government, Women of Action and Cedar Valley Activate. Moderators will be Nancy Newhoff, Editor of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier and Ron Steele, Anchor/Reporter for KWWL-TV.
Many of the questions for this debate will come from the audience attending Thursday at Maucker Union, so the public is invited to come with questions about local their concerns.
The three candidates for Cedar Falls Mayor will start the debate at 5 p.m.
Current Mayor Jim Brown is seeking re-election. He’s being challenged by City Councilman, Rob Green and Jim Skaine, who is making his second run for Cedar Falls Mayor. That portion of the event is scheduled to last one hour.
The second hour will feature the 8 candidates for Cedar Falls City Council. There are three City Council races in November, with contested battles in Wards 2 and 4, along with an At-Large race.
The At-Large races features Nate Didier, Dave Sires and Nick Taiber.
Ward 2 has current Council member, Susan deBuhr being challenged by Derick Rogers.
Ward 4 features three candidates, with current Councilman, Tom Blanford, being challenged by Simon Harding and Fred Perryman.
Several key issues are expected to be discussed, including the ongoing debate over Public Safety Officers serving as Cedar Falls Firefighters, local development projects and recent sporadic violence in the College Hill area.