On Oct.17, "A meet the candidates" meeting was held at the Sunset City Building. It was well attended and sponsored by the city fire department. It was similar to the last, in which questions were written and some of were read and answered by the candidates, in a time frame.
The meeting could have been more productive if had included a time frame for us who were present, to state live questions for a response. But there was none.
Joyce Hammer did speak up on an issue receiving a loud ovation from those attending. In a kind way, were told that was not in order. I came in a wheelchair to voice my opinion on some issues but such was not "in order."
The response from the candidates was a general one, that they were working for the betterment and interest of Sunset citizens. Was any time allotted for us to give our impact? No! And I was not happy with this.
Citizens of Sunset, our voting time will soon be upon us. Flyers have been placed of many doors throughout the city. Don't believe all that they may contain until you have checked out statements to make sure that they are true. I was concerned about a negative comment made concerning the media, which was not professional and played down "freedom of speech." It is through the media, that most of us are informed, keeping us on top of happenings.
I give my support to Beverly Macfarlane, who is more knowledgeable and has the expertise on how to run a city. As to the council, I was only impressed by one who showed humility in the answers which he gave.