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Three dozen turn out at forum to hear council candidates discuss ideas for city


October 18, 2016

CITY COUNCIL candidates, with forum moderator Bill Matthews at far left, are, from left, Dave Trask, Lisa Pye, Susan Coleman, Theresa Howard, Lisa Gourley, James Goble, Diane Gerson and Andrew Allen.

Eight City Council candidates tackled a variety of topics, including some significant time discussing economic development, during a forum held Thursday at the Jim Riggs Community Center.

The candidates included incumbent James Goble, Susan Coleman, Andrew Allen, Theresa Howard, Lisa Pye, Lisa Gourley, incumbent Diane Gerson and incumbent Dave Trask.

The event was organized by the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce and The New Era. It was moderated by chamber Board Member Bill Matthews. An audience of 35 was present to listen and ask questions.

The candidates discussed the new City Hall, wat...

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