Thanks to the new SLO city manager, Katie Lichtig, for extending the opportunity for three televised city-council candidate forums in the city council chambers. These televised nonpartisan forums are the best way for the citizens of San Luis Obispo to learn about the candidates. Unlike the partisan interviews offered by special interest groups, these televised forums allow voters to make their own decisions and not rely on biased opinions.
Unfortunately, after contacting several media outlets and civic groups, moderators have not been confirmed for all of the forums. I find it surprising that in a community that prides itself on participation, three moderators cannot be found. To become involved in the process, contact the city clerk.