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Candidate/Ballot Issue Forums

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.

How to Fund Government Services

How to Fund Government Services

Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.

On CAT TV

With

Karl Skala, Columbia City Council (Ward 3)

Steve Spellman, VP – Relationship Manager, Central Trust & Investment Company

Diane Suhler, Associate Professor of Finance/Economics, Columbia College

Jim Robertson, Managing Editor, Columbia Daily Tribune will moderate the discussion.

Recently, tax issues on the ballot failed badly, but there are needs, such as infrastructure, roads, sewers, etc. that government must fund. The panel members will discuss the topic of funding government services.

The program will originate on Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. and will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98. Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.)

The program will be available on the League website (lwvcbc.org) a few days after the show or at columbiaacess.tv.