Two City Council positions are up for election this May, and Foster-Powell has invited all the candidates to come to our neighborhood to meet and talk to voters.
Although May seems like a long way off many of the candidates are currently trying to solicit support now in order to qualify for the City’s “Voter-Owned Elections” program of public funding. (See http://www.lwvpdx.org/issues-and-advocacy/campaign-finance-reform.) Candidates are currently scrambling to qualify, which requires 1000 $5 contributions from voters by January 29th.
As a result, folks here on Foster Road have an opportunity to meet the candidates early and get our concerns onto their radar before the campaign really heats up. Candidates have the chance to perhaps get our and our neighbors support in their effort to qualify for VOE… a “win-win” for us and them.
So if you’d like a chance to hear from City Council candidates in an informal setting, grab a beer or a coffee at one of Foster’s local businesses and support clean elections in Portland, plan on attending.
Foster-Powell Candidate Forum
Tuesday January 19th, 5 to 7pm @ Coffee Lovers, 4144 SE 60th (just north of Foster Rd.)
PS Thanks to John for setting up this forum! We are lucky to have such engaged neighbors! :)