Meet, hear Albuquerque candidatesJune 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am by Bill Diven under Community Affairs
Candidates for mayor of Albuquerque and positions on the City Council have been invited to a public panel discussion today.
The session begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. at the Peace and Justice Center, 202 Harvard Ave. SE near the University of New Mexico.
Among the community concerns expected to be addressed are money in politics, police oversight, the Paseo del Norte overpass project, industry, employment, public health and homelessness.
Seventeen people are running for five council seats although as of Thursday four had not yet met the ballot threshold of 500 petition signatures. Three candidates including the incumbent are running for mayor.
The election is on Oct. 8 and also will include bond issues and ballot questions.