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Which Candidate Was Green?

Thursday night’s candidates forum at Tallahassee City Hall was a mix of candidate opinions, rehearsed quotes with a few good ideas mixed in. Few candidates were well versed in the issues and fewer still had any good suggestions to address global warming, transportation alternatives, reducing the local governments’ carbon footprint, supporting alternative energy and smart growth policies. The event was sponsored by the Big Bend Environmental Forum, the League of Women Voters, the Council of Neighborhood Associations and Sustainable Tallahassee. For the most part, questions came from the audience and were read from cards by the moderator, sometimes with his own additions, interpretations or commentary.

Each candidate was not asked to answer each question. Sometimes candidates were asked new questions instead of being provided a chance to answer the same question as his/her preceding opponent. This meant that either the second responding candidate had to take time allotted to answer the new question to address the preceding question or he/she had to skip the preceding question altogether. This format made it difficult to track each candidate’s response to every issue.

A summary of the Big Bend Environmental Forum is posted on our Green Tallahassee home page.



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