by Pam Zubeck
Three of four candidates running for the District 5 City Council seat in the Colorado Springs election April 2 will be on hand at a forum Thursday organized by the Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association & Old North End Neighbors.
The forum begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at Casa Verde Commons — Common House — at 1355 Lindenwood Grove. (Lindenwood is located off Columbia Street between Corona and Royer streets. The common house is green just past the planters.) Please park on Columbia and Corona.
Candidates will each speak for four minutes and answer questions from the audience for four minutes.
In addition, advocates of the two ballot measures also will be on hand. Voters will decide a measure seeking to spend more of the Trails Open Space and Parks tax money on maintenance. They'll also decide a question that would raise Council pay from $6,250 annually to $48,000.
Voters will elect six district Council members in a mail-ballot election. Here's a list of other upcoming candidate forums:
Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., Stargazers Theater, 10 S. Parkside Drive, environmental forum. Sponsored by several green groups, including the Trails and Open Space Coalition and Catamount Institute, and the Independent.
Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m., The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave. Sponsored by Colorado Springs Business Journal, News 5, Magneti.
Thursday, March 7 (Districts 1 and 3 only), 6 to 9 p.m., Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Sponsored by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations and other neighborhood groups.
Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Stargazers Theater. Sponsored by Citizens Project, ONE Colorado, Colorado Common Cause and other groups.
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., VFW Post 4051, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition.