SPLT Hosts So Po Candidates Forum
SPLT to Host Forum for City Council Candidates
The South Portland Land Trust will give candidates for the City Council an opportunity to present their views on a wide range of environmental issues, including those related to the use of open space in the city, when it hosts a forum on Oct. 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. The SPLT has hosted a forum for city council candidates since 2008.
The Land Trust has invited the three candidates to participate: Misha Pride, April Caricchio, and James Gilboy. Pride is running unopposed for the District 3 council seat. Caricchio and Gilboy are vying for the District 4 position.
“Our previous forums revealed a great deal about the candidates’ positions on a wide range of environmental issues,” said Heather Drake, President of the SPLT. “The use of open space and other environmental issues continue to be hot topics in South Portland and in municipalities throughout the nation. Taxpayers want to know their candidates’ views, and our intent is to help make them known with this forum.”
Potential question topics include funding the South Portland Land Bank, consideration for a new South Portland Open Space Plan, state vs. home rule, land acquisition bond questions, trails and maintenance responsibilities, pets and open space, and more.
Heather Drake, President of the SPLT, will serve as moderator. The public is invited to attend the forum and ask questions following the prepared questions portion.
The South Portland Land Trust is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation of open space and the expansion of trail networks that are significant historically, educationally, recreationally, or ecologically to the people of South Portland.