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Ridgewood council candidates discuss issues at forum


Ridgewood council candidates discuss issues at forum

APRIL 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014, 5:25 PM

The three hopefuls for Ridgewood Council boast different backgrounds and varying work experiences, but all expressed similar concerns and viewpoints during Tuesday morning’s meet the candidates event. The 90-minute program, which took place at the Ridgecrest Apartment complex, was the first open forum that featured all three candidates.

According to Kevin O’Brien, president of the Ridgecrest Board of Trustees, the candidates were furnished with the same three questions at least one week in advance of the discussion. On Tuesday, O’Brien, who moderated the forum, publicly posed the questions to James Albano, Susan Knudsen and Michael Sedon.

Of the three candidates, two will be elected May 13 to serve on Ridgewood’s five-member, non-partisan governing body.

Similar to a political debate, each candidate was allotted a specific amount of time to answer questions, and periods for rebuttal responses were granted. Roughly 20 to 25 residents of various ages listened to the candidates’ opinions on the public’s perception of discord on the Village Council, areas where the municipality can add to or improve quality of life, and the governing body’s role in resolving the Valley Hospital expansion plan.

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  1. Thank you for the live link to be shared.
    It’s going to be an interesting election this time around.

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