With Election Day less than 40 days away, Palo Alto voters have plenty of decisions to make on the ballot — most notably for their next City Council and Board of Education members.
To aid local voters, the Palo Alto Weekly hosted two debates for these pivotal races.
The City Council debate was held on Sept. 24 for the 10 candidates. The field includes two incumbents, four current or former commissioners, one former council member and three first-time contenders. Moderated by the Dong and Weekly City Hall reporter Gennady Sheyner, the virtual event, held on Zoom, included questions from the public. A recording of the event is posted on our YouTube channel and a recap is available here.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., Palo Alto Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and education reporter Elena Kadvany, along with student editors from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools' publications, held a virtual forum with the six candidates for Palo Alto Board of Education. The event was cosponsored by the Palo Alto Chinese Parents' Club, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Avenidas, Paly Campanile, Paly Voice and Gunn Oracle. A video of the event is posted on our YouTube channel and our recap of the event can be found here.
Find a full calendar of local election debates and forums here.