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The forum is the fifth scheduled event that is part of the Vote Local campaign, Santa Monica Next’s effort to introduce progressive transportation and planning issues into the local political debate and encourage younger voters to register and “vote local.”

On September 22, Streetsblog Los Angeles and Santa Monica Next will host a public forum for the candidates for City Council of the City of Santa Monica.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica public library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Santa Monica.

We’re still in the process of adding co-sponsors, inviting candidates, and selecting a moderator, but for now we wanted to get the event on the calendar. The forum will be broadcast and archived at our Live Stream page, StreetsblogTV.

There are currently 10 candidates (an additional five candidates are waiting to hear back from the County Registrar to see if they have qualified for the ballot) who have qualified to run for three open seats on Santa Monica’s seven-member City Council, including Mayor Pam O’Connor and Councilmember Kevin McKeown.

Their colleague, Councilmember Bob Holbrook, opted not to run for reelection after 24 years of service, leaving his seat on the seven-member Council wide open. That means at least one of the non-incumbent candidates will ascend to the dais.

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We will continue to post details of the debate as they emerge at both here and at Streetsblog L.A.

The forum is strictly an informational event and neither Streetsblog L.A. nor Santa Monica Next will endorse candidates.