SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 22, 2010) - A green issues forum featuring San Diego candidates for national, statewide and local offices will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE), 8690 Balboa Ave., San Diego.
Presented by CCSE and the Sustainability Alliance of Southern California, the forum will address sustainable energy, transportation, national security and water and land-use planning efforts.
“This is an opportunity for voters to hear first-hand the views and opinions of candidates for this fall’s elections on a wide range of sustainability and green topics that affect the region’s environmental and economic well-being,” said Jennifer Green, CCSE policy and program coordination manager.
Among the candidates attending the forum will be Assemblyman Marty Block, candidate for the 78th assembly district; Francine Busby, candidate for 50th U.S. congressional district; Del Mar Councilmember Crystal Crawford, candidate for 74th assembly district; Ralph Denney, candidate for 76th assembly district; Vista Councilman Steve Gronke, candidate for county supervisor, 5th district; Supervisor Ron Roberts, candidate for 4th county district; Duane Roberts, candidate for U.S. Senate; Howard Wayne, candidate for San Diego City Council 6th district; and Stephen Whitburn, candidate for county supervisor, 4th district. All other regional candidates have been invited to speak as well, Green said.
Candidates will take questions on a host of sustainability issues, including green jobs, renewable energy, environmental protection, green technology, greenhouse gas emissions and related policies, regulations and ballot propositions, such as Proposition 23.
The public is invited to this free candidates’ forum and encouraged to register online or by calling (858) 244-1177.
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