NEW AUDIO TRACK BY GENE WEED
Cottonwood AZ (August 7, 2018) – The League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce presented a forum of all the Cottonwood Council Candidates. The purpose was to introduce the candidates to the community and to provide a platform for the candidates to answer some audience questions about the issues coming before the Cottonwood community. Present were all candidates: Bill Tinnin, Doug Hulse, Jackie Nairn, Kyla Allen, and Michael Mathews. These five candidates are vying for three seats on Council in the August 28, 2018 election. If a majority is achieved on the first count, the election is over and the majority candidate wins outright.
The Forum lasted almost 2 hours. Rather than to show the meeting from start to stop, I have decided to show various clips of each candidate to give the viewer the opportunity to not only hear what was said, but see the body language of each candidate and the tone of voice. This Forum video lasts for 10 minutes and 48 minutes. The comments were presented in the order they were given.
There its a clear choice. The city status quo candidates who are working together to protect that good ole boy network and attempt to `justify and defend the sales tax increase and level of debt. Or the reform minded candidates Michael Mathews and Jackie Nairn who are not connected or related to city staff and employees but who are citizen advocates.