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October 1, 2014

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Candidates meeting public at forum

Boulder City residents will have the opportunity to meet the nine people running for City Council and ask questions during a forum March 17 hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

The forum will be at 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Nevada, 700 Wyoming St.

Each candidate will introduce himself to the crowd for five minutes before going to his own table to meet voters. Residents can circulate among the tables and ask questions, said Jill Lagan, executive director of the chamber.

The June municipal election will replace Councilman Mike Pacini, whose term limits have expired, and Councilwoman Andrea Anderson, who is retiring.

All of the candidates are expected to attend. They are Matt DiTeresa, an operating engineer; Chris Gatlin, who owns a local painting and trailer rental business; retired Boulder City Library Director Duncan McCoy; Anthony Pakula, who retired from Hoover Dam; Jim Reed, a retired Boulder City police officer; Joe Roche, a consultant; Planning Commissioner John Schleppegrell; former City Councilman Bill Smith; and Cam Walker, a project development director.

The chamber will not make an endorsement but is interested in the candidates' positions regarding business and tourism, Lagan said. She encouraged residents to wear green to the forum, which is on St. Patrick's Day, and to visit local establishments afterward.

Cassie Tomlin can be reached at 948-2073 or [email protected].

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