The B-Town Blog is proud to announce that we will be holding two Candidate Forums for the 2017 Burien City Council election â€“ please save these dates!: 1. Tuesday, Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. forum startÂ at El Dorado West Retirement Community, 1010 SW 134th Street â€“ for Positions 1 and 3:
- Joel Manning vs. Pedro Olguin
- Jimmy Matta vs. Debi Wagner
- Darla Green vs. Nancy Tosta
- Patty Janssen vs. Krystal Marx
- Four candidates will be on at the same time at each forum, with the format allowing for:
- Opening statements (2-minutes each).
- Relevant questions asked of all four candidates from the Moderator (with timed responses from each candidate).
- Candidate responses (most likely 3-minutes as weâ€™ve allowed in the past) to questions that we decide on (as weâ€™ve done for every one of our previous forums).
- Possibly a chance to rebut another candidateâ€™s statement/claim with a process TBD (previously we used a â€œPurple Card Ruleâ€ where if a candidate wanted to rebut something, they held up a Purple index card, then had 1-2 minutes to rebut). This is still under review, and a we get closer to the event we’ll release updated info.
- Closing statements (2-minutes each).
SHOUTOUT: Super awesomesauce THANKS to Katalia Alexander for helping to organize these, as well as to all the Candidates and our host locations!
Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and good luck to all!]]>