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Council Candidate to Hold Weekly Forum until Election

September 10, 2011

Saturday afternoons on the Downtown Mall are about to get more political.

Independent city council candidate Bob Fenwick held the first of his weekly Fenwick Forums. Every week, he'll tackle a different issue relating to the city. Saturday's topic was "City and County Relations: Honeymoon or Divorce Court?"

Fenwick says these forums help citizens discuss important city issues like the water supply plan or the Meadow Creek Parkway in a more open setting and all off-the-cuff.

"It's more comfortable out here, it's very informal," Fenwick said. "It's not like going before city council or the county board of supervisors and standing up for a couple minutes with sort of a formal statement."

Fenwick will host his forum every Saturday at the Free Speech Monument at 12:30 p.m., leading up to the election.

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