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WAYNE EGGLESTON, former San Clemente councilmember/mayor
How about a City Council Candidate Quiz Show/Forum instead of candidates for City Council spewing senseless and meaningless platitudes, such as empty words like the following: supporting OC sheriffs, solving homeless, control of city budgets, saving our coast?
Having a quiz show or forum focusing on topics of the interworkings of city government, city departments, the General Plan, zoning issues, city history, past City Council development issues, etc.
Having an initial quiz show or forum would weed out the uninformed and those with a single agenda issue, and then those who score high could then be invited to participate on the various established candidate forums, where they would have more than a couple short minutes to share with voters how they would actually solve the above issues with voters.
In our last City Council election two years ago, we had endless City Council candidates who wasted everyone’s time with garble and uninformed issues and meaningless platitudes. Also, a candidate who infamously stated that they didn’t know much about the city, but could learn. Wrong answer!
While all candidates can participate in City Council elections, our city does not need learners, but those who can have some depth of knowledge about our critical city issues. We deserve the very best city councilmembers.
So, voters, how about a City Council Candidate Quiz Show/Forum?