Council Forum to Include Public Input

Local residents have a unique opportunity to participate in a candidate forum featuring people running for Cincinnati City Council that will occur this Saturday.

As it has done for the past few election cycles, The Greenwich nightclub in Walnut Hills will host the forum, which currently is scheduled to include all 23 candidates vying for the nine council seats. This year, the forum's theme is “Cincinnati 2012: Diary of a City in Transition,” and it will be held from 7:30-11 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.—-

For the first time, event organizers are accepting suggestions for questions on The Greenwich's Facebook page. Submissions will will be analyzed and the concerns or issues most frequently raised will be asked of candidates by the moderator, Jeri Tolliver, program director for WDBZ (1230 AM).

To submit a question, go to The Greenwich's Facebook page and then click on the "Cincinnati 2012: Diary of a City in Transition" event listing. A form will appear for submitting questions.

The forum's co-sponsors are the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, the Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati and CityBeat.

Media panelists are Annette Peagler, reporter and producer for WCPO-TV (Channel 9); Jane Prendergast, City Hall reporter for The Enquirer; and Kevin Osborne, news editor and political columnist for CityBeat.

The Greenwich is located at 2442 Gilbert Ave. For more information, call 513-221-1151.

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