News

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

A continually updated calendar of Midpeninsula events ahead of Nov. 3

Several local organizations are hosting debates and forums featuring candidates for local, state and national offices ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Embarcadero Media file photo.

Midpeninsula voters will not only cast their ballots this fall for the country's next leader, but also for numerous races and measures that will have a long-term impact on their communities.

Election night broadcast

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10 p.m. - A live, one-hour broadcast featuring updated results and analysis of selected races and measures in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton and Mountain View. Co-produced by Palo Alto Online, the Almanac and the Midpen Media Center. Program will be livestreamed on the Palo Alto Online YouTube channel, the Media Center's website at midpenmedia.org and local cable channel 30. Learn more here.

Past events

Recordings of several forums hosted by local organizations over the past few weeks are available to view on the Midpeninsula Media Center's website. The list includes information on local and state initiatives, plus interviews and debates with candidates.

What's local journalism worth to you?

Support Palo Alto Online for as little as $5/month.

Learn more

Follow Palo Alto Online and the Palo Alto Weekly on Twitter @paloaltoweekly, Facebook and on Instagram @paloaltoonline for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Want to get to know your local candidates? Here's a list of election debates, forums

A continually updated calendar of Midpeninsula events ahead of Nov. 3

by /

Uploaded: Tue, Sep 22, 2020, 10:11 am
Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 11:08 am

Midpeninsula voters will not only cast their ballots this fall for the country's next leader, but also for numerous races and measures that will have a long-term impact on their communities.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10 p.m. - A live, one-hour broadcast featuring updated results and analysis of selected races and measures in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton and Mountain View. Co-produced by Palo Alto Online, the Almanac and the Midpen Media Center. Program will be livestreamed on the Palo Alto Online YouTube channel, the Media Center's website at midpenmedia.org and local cable channel 30. Learn more here.

Recordings of several forums hosted by local organizations over the past few weeks are available to view on the Midpeninsula Media Center's website. The list includes information on local and state initiatives, plus interviews and debates with candidates.

Comments

Gotcha
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:54 pm
Gotcha, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2020 at 10:54 pm
73 people like this

Voters should know that Palo Alto city council member Alison Cormack has instigated the creation of an organization to advance her personal agenda at Cubberley. She is 1 of only 6 listed in the group, and recently met with some PAN members on the groups behalf.

Her groups mission states in part - “We support and advocate for the redevelopment of Cubberley for the benefit of the entire Palo Alto community AND OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES.” Wow. That sends up red flags.

Her group even has a single issue forum that says it will put the same 3 questions to city council and school board candidates alike who will be together. No doubt a purity test will be applied to the responses, otherwise it wouldn’t be so tightly controlled.

If I were a candidate I would skip this forum. A 3-question, single issue “forum” at the behest of a council member does not qualify for serious attention.


Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
Registered user
Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:24 pm
Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, Adobe-Meadow
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:24 pm
34 people like this

WOW - Cubberley is owned by the Palo Alto Unified School District - a percentage. So how does that work? Not sure that is a legal maneuver. She works for GOOGLE? We need to find out who the other instigators are.


Helpful List...Thank you, PA Weekly!
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2020 at 10:29 am
Helpful List...Thank you, PA Weekly!, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Sep 14, 2020 at 10:29 am
30 people like this

I have been looking for comprehensive list like this. Thank you, Palo Alto Weekly! This is very useful. I just pointed my neighbors to it.


Sheri
Registered user
Midtown
on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Sheri, Midtown
Registered user
on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 pm
26 people like this

Note that Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) is hosting a Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 1, from 7-9pm.
Moderated by former City Council Member Hillary Freeman

The virtual meeting will be broadcast on Comcast cable TV Channel 28 and streamed live at
Web Link (Click on Channel 28).

This PAN Election forum, rather than being live and in person, will be produced as a Zoom Webinar without audience participation. To access the Zoom webinar:
Web Link
Passcode: 057302
Dial in: +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 838 7483 0135
Passcode: 057302

The candidates have also fill out an in-depth questionnaire on the various issues, which will be available as of September 18 on PAN’s website: www.paneighborhoods.org.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.